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ICC prosecutor says has no jurisdiction in Gaza

The International Criminal Court prosecutor in The Hague said on Wednesday it lacks jurisdiction to investigate war crimes allegedly committed in the Gaza Strip.

 

The prosecutor's statement came after a Palestinian rights group called on the ICC to investigate Israel for committing war crimes during its 19-day-old offensive in Gaza. The office of the prosecutor said the court's jurisdiction is limited to war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of genocide committed on the territory of, or by a national of, a state party. (Reuters)