According to an attorney involved in the case, the International Criminal Court’s decision to reject the Palestinian Authority’s request that Israel be investigated for war crimes in Gaza in 2009 may force a change in strategy for the PA at the highest levels of government.
“It’s going to cause them to re-asses their legal strategy. Anytime you suffer a defeat like this, you have to reassess your position and your strategy,” said Jay Sekulow, who worked in defense of the state of Israel in the ICC case. . . .
“You have two major setbacks in less than one year, the United Nations statehood bid and this. This shows that their lawfare strategy in the leading international criminal tribunal was a complete failure,” he said. . . .
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