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ICC prosecutor receives Israel complaint


The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court -- the permanent war crimes court in The Hague, Netherlands  -- says she has received a complaint about Israel's 2010 raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza strip, and she will open a preliminary investigation.

   The complaint comes from the tiny African state of Comoros, a member of the court, though Israel is not.  Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said in a statement she met with lawyers representing Comoros on Tuesday. A ship targeted in the raid, the Mavi Marmari, was registered in Comoros.

   Bensouda said she will now examine whether her office's requirements for a formal investigation are met.

   Previous attempts to engage prosecutors in an investigation of Israel have stalled due to lack of jurisdiction.

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