Rep. Wasserman Schultz Statement on Palestinian ICC Action

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Washington, DC, June 26, 2015 | comments
I am deeply disappointed and troubled by the Palestinian Authority's decision to bring charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court today. This kind of unilateral action further undermines efforts to reignite direct negotiations between the two parties and find a lasting and peaceful solution.
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U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23), a member of the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement today after the Palestinians announced they will bring charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court:

“I am deeply disappointed and troubled by the Palestinian Authority’s decision to bring charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court today. This kind of unilateral action further undermines efforts to reignite direct negotiations between the two parties and find a lasting and peaceful solution.

“President Abbas is playing a dangerous game. He has clearly decided that vilifying Israel is more important than trying to reach a two-state solution that will provide long-term security and peace in the region. His actions also could have other significant consequences including a suspension of all economic aid to the PA. I strongly urge President Abbas and the Palestinian leadership to reverse course and instead focus their efforts on ensuring assistance for their own people.”

Contact: 
Sean Bartlett, 202.821.1715
Geoff Burgan, 202.999.9001
 

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