Palestinians Go to Hague Over Embassy Move

YERUSHALAYIM -
International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. (Reuters/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo)

Timed to coincide with the first anniversary of the transfer of the U.S. embassy to Yerushalayim, the Palestinian Authority has filed an “indictment” with the International Court of Justice in the Hague against the U.S. over the move.

“One year after the Trump administration carried out its provocative and illegal action, the State of Palestine continues to seek justice and accountability through the tools and mechanisms available to law-abiding and respecting States within the international system, Malki said in a statement published by the PA’s official news agency Wafa.

The PA minister said that “the State of Palestine had based its case before the main judicial body of the United Nations on the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations on the Settlement of Disputes, which it acceded to on 22 March 2018, and the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which it acceded to on 4 April 2014.”

Malki’s statement to the contrary notwithstanding, there is no state of Palestine, although the PA has attained observer status in some international bodies.