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The Legal Committee at the People’s Congress of Palestinians abroad signed a legal power of attorney for a law office in the capital, London, with the aim of submitting a legal memo on Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people, in response to a request by the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into Israeli war crimes committed and still in the occupied Palestinian territories in 1967.
The Popular Congress affirmed that Palestine was and still is a sovereign state and that the Palestinian people are the owners of this sovereignty over the land of Palestine over the ages, indicating that this sovereignty does not negate or diminish the occurrence of the occupation or the absence of the Palestinian authority on their land.
The Popular Congress considered that the decision to investigate the crimes of the occupation is the first step towards holding the occupation accountable for all its crimes and its continuous violations of international laws and laws.
The Popular Congress called on the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to expand her investigations into all the crimes of the occupation in Palestine, including administrative arrests, especially for children and women, the transfer of detainees outside the occupied territories, exile and executions, the intentional killing of unarmed civilians and demonstrators, the bombing of homes, schools and hospitals, and attacks on places Worship, worshipers, journalists, medical staff and ambulances.
The Popular Congress called on the Palestinian leadership to invest in this decision and prosecute the crimes of the Zionist occupation against the Palestinian people in all of Palestine, calling for intensifying Palestinian efforts in this direction and not being satisfied with a complaint or investigation in one of the crimes of the occupation.
The Popular Congress also valued all the declared positions of Palestinian and non-Palestinian parties that support this step and call for its continuation.
The Popular Congress noted the need for there to be legal support for the International Criminal Court to carry out its work in the best way, by providing information, documents and evidence that would assist in completing a comprehensive, full and transparent investigation of all the crimes of the occupation and submitting them to trial.
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