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Palestinians plan next steps after failed UN bid

Palestinians say they will try to join ICC following failed UN vote

Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin before a meeting of th...
Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour waits for the start of a meeting of the U.N. Security Council Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at th...

United Nations Palestinians Israel

Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour speaks to Russian Foreign Minister Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin before a meeting of th...

United Nations Palestinians Israel

Palestinian Ambassador to the United Nations Riyad Mansour waits for the start of a meeting of the U.N. Security Council Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, at th...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian officials say their leadership is planning its next steps after a resolution to end Israel's occupation was rejected by the U.N. Security Council, and could set a date for applying to join the International Criminal Court.

The U.N. vote was a blow to an Arab campaign for international action to achieve an independent Palestinian state.

The Palestinians have long vowed to join the ICC in order to press charges against Israel for alleged war crimes. But membership could expose the Palestinians to similar allegations.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat said officials would hold a "very serious meeting" Wednesday and could set a date for applying for membership to the ICC and other international agencies.

Israel opposes the Palestinians' membership campaign, accusing them of skirting peace negotiations.


Updated : 2021-07-28 23:15 GMT+08:00