UN Secy-Gen: Palestinians to join International Court on April 1

Announcing acceptance of the Palestinian Authority’s documents requesting membership of the International Criminal Court, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday night that “the statute will enter into force for the State of Palestinian on April 1, 2015” in accordance with the court’s procedures. Mahmoud Abbas signed the documents on Dec. 31, a day after the UN Security Council rejected a resolution setting Israel a three-year deadline for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the pre-1967 lines. 

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