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Arab FMs urge war crimes probe against Israel

They strongly condemned what they call Israel's crimes against Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the latest court orders to evict families of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood

AP , Tuesday 11 May 2021
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A handout picture provided by the Arab League shows the secretary general of the 22-nation organisation, Ahmed Abul Gheit (L), chairing an urgent virtual foreign ministers meeting in Cairo on the situation in Jerusalem on May 11, 2020 AFP
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Arab foreign ministers have urged the International Criminal Court to proceed with an investigation into Israel's possible war crimes and crimes against humanity against the Palestinians, including the planned eviction of Palestinian families from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in east Jerusalem.

The minister met virtually on Tuesday to discuss on the latest Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and the Gaza Strip. In a statement after the meeting, they called for the ICC to mobilize resources for such an investigation.

They strongly condemned what they call Israel's crimes against Muslim worshippers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the latest court orders to evict families of Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

The ministers urged the U.N. Security Council to take action in order to stop the ``Israeli aggression'' and provide ``international protection'' to the Palestinian people.

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