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ZAKA, Sderot's Municipality sue Mashaal

In lawsuit submitted to International Criminal Court in The Hague, volunteer organization and rocket-ridden city's mayor argue Hamas leader responsible for murder of 176 Israeli citizens, injury of hundreds

ZAKA, a volunteer organization committed to the recovery and identification of human remains, in coordination with the municipality of the rocket-battered city of Sderot, may be on to a new method for combating Hamas: The International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.


In a lawsuit against Hamas politburo chief Khaled Mashaal, ZAKA's directors Yehuda Meshi-Zahav and Dudi Zilbershlag and Sderot Mayor Eli Moyal argue that Mashaal is responsible for numerous murders and crimes against humanity and war crimes.


In the suit Mashaal is blamed for the killing of 176 civilians and the wounding of hundreds in Hamas-sponsored terror attacks and suicide bombings that took place since 2002. Attacks on military targets were not included in the lawsuit.


Speaking to Ynet, Meshi-Zahav said the plan was to use the international judicial system to combat Hamas.


Referring to the botched attempt on Mashaal's life, Meshi-Zahav said, "If they couldn't kill him in Jordan, we might be able to get him arrested in another country."


This is not the first time ZAKA appears at The Hague: In February 2004, during the hearing about legality of the security fence, ZAKA members placed the blackened remains of the number 19 Jerusalem bus that was blown up on January 2004 killing 11 civilians.


The Israeli government does not officially recognize the Court in The Hague.


פרסום ראשון: 11.21.07, 14:57
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