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Palestinian foreign minister asks ICC to investigate Israel

The Palestinian foreign minister arrived at the International Criminal Court on Tuesday to call on prosecutors there to open an immediate investigation into Israel's settlements in the Palestinian territories.

According to a Palestinian statement, the so-called "referral" that Riad Malki is handing to the court's prosecutors underscores "that there is sufficient compelling evidence of the ongoing commission of grave crimes to warrant an immediate investigation."

Malki was accompanied by a police escort and ushered into the ICC in The Hague, Netherlands, where he was met with staffers at the door. He did not say anything to reporters upon...