Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Impeding relief supplies to Gaza’s population may constitute a crime under the International Criminal Court’s (ICC) jurisdiction, the court’s top prosecutor told a news conference in Egypt..
Karim Khan also said Israel must make “discernable efforts, without further delay to make sure civilians receive basic foods, medicine”.
Aid supplies to Gaza have been minimal since Israel began bombarding the densely populated Palestinian enclave in response to a deadly attack by its ruling militant group Hamas on Oct. 7.
United Nations officials have said the aid supplies are limited and do not correspond to the huge need on the ground.
The court has been investigating in the occupied Palestinian territories since 2021, looking into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity there from 2014 onwards.
Israel, which is not a member of the ICC, has previously rejected the court’s jurisdiction and does not formally engage with its investigations.