Israel could be held accountability for its illegal settlements at the International Criminal Court if it passes a bill legalising them, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned.
Israel is expected to bring the Regulation Bill into law, this will retrospectively legalise outposts in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, which are deemed illegal under international law.
Netanyahu’s warning comes after the prosecutor’s office at the ICC conducted a pre-emptive examination of the disastrous situation in the occupied Palestinian Territories in an effort to determine whether or not to launch a full-scale investigation into Israeli illegal settlements.
He has also warned that passing the bill would give outgoing US President Obama a final opportunity to take action against Israel on the international platform.The campaign to pass the bill is being led by the far right Jewish Home party in order to prevent the evacuation of the Amona outpost, an illegal settlement in the West Bank, which is schedule to take place on 25 December.
On 23 November 2019, EuroPal Forum and Middle East Monitor co-hosted a conference at the Holiday Inn Bloomsbury in London on the relations between Europe and Palestine. A first of its kind, the conference brought together individuals at the forefront of discourse on Palestine in
As the European Court of Justice (ECJ) rules that European Union countries must identify products made in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory, MEMO and EuroPal Forum are hosting a conference to discuss the EU’s position on major issues related to the occupat