1 April 2015 The International Criminal Court (ICC) welcomed the Palestine as the 123rd State Party to its founding Rome Statute today, in a ceremony held at the seat of the Court in The Hague in The Netherlands. Accession to a treaty is, of course, just the first step, said Judge Kuniko Ozaki, the ICCs Second Vice-President. As the Rome Statute today enters into force for the State of Palestine, Palestine acquires all the rights as well as responsibilities that come with being a State Party to the Statute

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To the editor: The Times fails to point out the reality of the situation in the Gaza Strip. ("Seven months after Gaza war, devastation remains, wounds are still fresh," March 21)

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Terrorist-sheltering Gaza Strip doesn't deserve sympathy

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Israel's representative was conspicuously missing when the UN Human Rights Council started a special session today on the situation in the Palestinian territories and the 2014 Gaza conflict.

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Israel 'Boycotts' UN Rights Council Session on Gaza War


Israel's representative was conspicuously missing when the UN Human Rights Council started a special session Monday on the situation in the Palestinian territories and the 2014 Gaza conflict. "I note the representative of Israel is not present," said council president Joachim Ruecher

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GAZA, Feb 25 (Xinhua) — A left-wing group warned Wednesday that the Gaza Strip might develop into fertile soil for organized crime and lawlessness if the economic and social crisis persists in the enclave. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in an emailed statement, highlighted Gaza residents’ plight due to the ongoing eight-year Israeli blockade and a delay in reconstruction. Tens of thousands of homes, infrastructure and industrial establishments were destroyed or badly damaged during last summer’s Israeli air and ground military offensive on the impoverished coastal enclave

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Gaza may turn into fertile soil for organized crime, Left wing group warns


GAZA, Feb 25 (Xinhua) — A left-wing group warned Wednesday that the Gaza Strip might develop into fertile soil for organized crime and lawlessness if the economic and social crisis persists in the enclave. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), in an emailed statement, highlighted Gaza residents’ plight due to the ongoing eight-year Israeli blockade and a delay in reconstruction. Tens of thousands of homes, infrastructure and industrial establishments were destroyed or badly damaged during last summer’s Israeli air and ground military offensive on the impoverished coastal enclave

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Gaza may turn into fertile soil for organized crime, Left wing group warns

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An international charity organisation Thursday warned that rebuilding the Gaza Strip following last summer’s military offensive by Israel might take “100 years,” if the eight-year-old Israeli blockade persist. “Less than 0.25 percent of the truckloads of essential construction materials needed have entered Gaza in the past 3 months,” it said, adding the situation in Gaza is “becoming increasingly desperate”. Gaza needs more than 800,000 truckloads of construction materials to build homes, schools, health care facilities and other infrastructure following repeated conflicts and years of blockade, according to Oxfam

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'Gaza rebuilding might take 100 years if Israeli blockade persists'


Arthur S. Berger, senior adviser for external affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak at 9:15 a.m

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Holocaust Museum adviser to speak on Anti-Semitism


Arthur S. Berger, senior adviser for external affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak at 9:15 a.m

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Holocaust Museum adviser to speak on Anti-Semitism

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Arthur S. Berger, senior adviser for external affairs at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, will speak at 9:15 a.m

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Holocaust Museum adviser to speak on Anti-Semitism