Jerusalem24 – Israel threatened to stop economic projects for the Palestinians if they went to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
The Hebrew Kan Channel explained, according to sources in Tel Aviv, as saying: There will be no economic projects between Israel and the Palestinians.
According to the channel, several countries have contacted Israel in recent weeks with the aim of starting economic cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians. However, the Israeli message was, “Until the Palestinians announce that they will not cooperate with the International Criminal Court, such cooperation will not take place.”
In addition, it is possible that Israel may also withdraw VIP cards from Palestinian figures, as it did with Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki yesterday.
Recently, Israeli sources made it clear, publicly, that the Palestinian decision to cooperate will have repercussions on Palestinian-Israeli relations.
For his part, Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi said in an interview with the Russian TAS agency last week, after a visit to Moscow, commenting on the ICC file: “I do not know the extent of your knowledge of Israeli society, but almost every family has a relative who served in the army.” It is a wrong idea. “