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The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Fatou Bensouda, said on Wednesday, March 3, that she has launched a formal inquiry into alleged war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories (OPT), a move strongly opposed by Israel. In her statement, Bensouda said that the inquiry will be conducted “independently, impartially and objectively, without fear or favour.” She also indicated that alleged crimes by both Israel and Palestinians will be investigated in the inquiry. The Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Fatou Bensouda (Photo: ICC) “Today, I confirm the initiation by the office of the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court of an investigation respecting the situation in Palestine,” Bensouda said, adding it will specifically look at allegations from June 13, 2014 and later. “In the end, our central concern must be for the victims of crimes, both Palestinian and Israeli, arising from the long cycle of violence and…

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ICC Opens Probe into Alleged War Crimes in Palestinian Territories