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  1. Palestinians Gear Up for ICC Fight

    President Mahmoud Abbas didn’t lick his wounds for long after the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected a resolution to end Israeli occupation. Yesterday he initiated a request for the Palestinian Authority to join the International Criminal Court in The Hague, forging a new trail for pursuing international justice. Many expect this will lead to war crimes charges against Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is holding urgent talks to gauge a response, and Washington condemned it as an “escalatory step” by the Palestinians.

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