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By Patrick Henningsen | Century 21 Wire
The International Criminal Court (ICC) announced this week that it will not take any action against Israel over its raid of the Mavi Marmara, a Gaza-bound humanitarian aid flotilla attacked by Israel’s IDF in 2010. So what’s the point of ICC?
This latest ruling came despite a scathing UN Human Rights Council report which squarely assigned guilt to Israel for 10 dead activists and aid workers killed by trigger-happy Israeli IDF commandos – in an act of unprovoked military aggression.
The words from ICC’s chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda (photo, left), from Gambia, were astounding exhibition of doublespeak. While acknowledging that a heinous crime has been committed, she simultaneously claimed that Israel’s crime is simply not big enough to pursue – claiming the ICC must give its precious time to prosecute ‘larger-scale events’.
In other words: “Move along, nothing to see here”. Her official statement to the press on Thursday was as follows:
“The information available provides a reasonable basis to believe that war crimes were committed on board the Comorian-registered vessel the Mavi Marmara during the interception of the flotilla.”