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Palestinians explore options for Israeli war crimes probe
Palestinians explore options for Israeli war crimes probe

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad Malki on Tuesday met with the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to explore the possibility of seeking an investigation of Israel on suspicion of war crimes in the latest Gaza Strip violence. In the meeting with Fatou Bensouda, Malki denounced the more than 1,800 deaths among Gaza residents, mostly civilians, as atrocities by the Israeli government, which has bombarded the Palestinian coastal enclave with more than 23,000 missiles and shells since launching an offensive July 8. Israel has reported 67 deaths -- three civilians and 64 soldiers -- among its citizenry during the 4-week-old operation to rid Gaza of the tunnels...

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