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Riad Malki, right, has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate allegeded systematic crimes committed by Israel. (By Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons)

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Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

The referral seeks an investigation into Israeli policies in the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip since Palestine accepted the ICC's jurisdiction in 2014, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Malki told reporters in The Hague.