Islam Times 10 Apr 2021 092021000000Sat, 10 Apr 2021 09:25:51 -0400 9:25 https://www.islamtimes.org/en/news/926368/hamas-israel-s-refusal-to-cooperate-with-icc-act-of-arrogance -------------------------------------------------- Title : Hamas: “Israel’s” Refusal To Cooperate with ICC Act of Arrogance -------------------------------------------------- Islam Times - The Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas, slammed the apartheid entity’s refusal to cooperate with the investigators of the International Criminal Court [ICC] noting that it clearly displayed the “Israeli” regime’s arrogance in dealing with international institutions and decisions. Text : In a press release on Friday, Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem warned that Israel is acting as if it is above the law and accountability. His remarks come a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Tel Aviv would tell the ICC that it would not cooperate with the investigation into the regime s war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. Elsewhere in his comments on Friday, Qassem stressed that this case was a test for international institutions to enforce their decisions, achieve justice, and punish criminals. Palestine was accepted as an ICC member in 2015, three years after signing the court s founding Rome Statute, based on its observer state status at the United Nations. Both Israel and the United States have refused to sign up to the ICC, which was set up in 2002 to be the only global tribunal trying the world s worst crimes, war crimes and crimes against humanity.