The US State Department opposed the appeal of Palestine of Israel's actions
The US State Department opposed the appeal of Palestine to the International Criminal Court because of Israel's actions and called such actions "counterproductive."

"We are against the actions taken against Israel in the International Criminal Court, because we consider it counterproductive, it does not help the cause of peace," US State Department spokesman Heather Nauerte told reporters at a briefing.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called the Palestinian appeal to the International Criminal Court a "cynical step that does not have legal significance" with a request to investigate the crimes they accuse the Israelis of committing. The statement of the Israeli foreign ministry said that the consideration of Israeli-Palestinian cases goes beyond the jurisdiction of the Hague Tribunal.

On Tuesday, the head of the Palestinian Foreign Ministry, Riyad al-Maliki, referred to the ICC an appeal in connection with the actions of Israel and stated that there were sufficient grounds for the immediate commencement of an investigation of "crimes committed in the territory of the State of Palestine ... by officials and other citizens of Israel."


Protests began in the Gaza Strip on May 14 against the background of the 70th anniversary of the formation of Israel and the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Israeli soldiers fired at the defeats at the protesters. More than a hundred Palestinians were killed in the clashes.

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