Bereaved Gazans look to ICC for closure

During the 2014 war in Gaza, Nevine Barakat lost her husband and saw three of her five children wounded in an Israeli bombardment of a school. Today, she hopes the International Criminal Court (ICC) will finally bring them justice. When the court ruled last week that it had jurisdiction in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, opening the way for a war crimes investigation, Barakat immediately felt “happy and full of hope”. “It was as if the world was beginning to understand that Israeli injustice had to be ended,” she told AFP, fighting back tears. In the summer of 2014, Israel launch…

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