How the ICC Will Help Israelis Trying to Avoid the Draft

Published February 9th, 2021 - 11:46 GMT
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Orthodox Jews stage a protest against conscription in Israeli (AFP/FILE)
The recent ruling by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that found the Palestinian Territories to be under the jurisdiction of the ICC could benefit those seeking to avoid the draft into the Israeli Defense Force (IDF).   On Friday, the ICC ruled that it has jurisdiction over the Palestinian Territories, allowing for possible criminal investigations and trials. The ruling, which has been opposed by Israel and the US, could pave the way for proceedings against Israel and Hamas for c

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