ICC Prosecutor: Smear campaigns do not affect my office’s work concerning Palestine

May 11,2020

Bensouda decided on 20 December 2019 that “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.”

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda has stressed that “misinformation and smear campaigns” would not affect probes of possible Israel crimes.

“Misinformation and smear campaigns do not change facts about the conduct of my Office’s work concerning the situation in Palestine,” she wrote on her twitter account.

Bensouda added: “Fact: my office is executing its mandate concerning Palestine situation with utmost professionalism, independence and objectivity in strict conformity with the Rome Statute.”

Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court continued: “Any insinuation or assertion to the contrary is simply misled and unfounded.”

Bensouda decided on 20 December 2019 that “war crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.”

She said that “there are no substantial reasons to believe that an investigation would not serve the interests of justice.”