ICC Prosecutor: Smear campaigns do not affect my office’s work concerning Palestine

THE HAGUE, Rebuffing allegations of bias toward her investigation of the situation in Palestine, Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), stressed yesterday that “misinformation and smear campaigns do not change facts about the conduct of my Office’s work concerning the situation in Palestine.”

Bensouda said on twitter, “Fact: my office is executing its mandate concerning Palestine situation with utmost professionalism, independence and objectivity in strict conformity with the Rome Statute. Any insinuation or assertion to the contrary is simply misled and unfounded.”

The ICC Prosecutor decided on December 20 that “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,” and that “there are no substantial reasons to believe that an investigation would not serve the interests of justice.”

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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