In January 2015, Shurat HaDin formally requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor open an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Fatah leader and Palestinian senior officer Jibril Rajoub.

Jibril Rajoub is Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and is second to Abbas within Fatah al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades, a terrorist faction within the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

The complaint demands the investigation and arrest of Rajoub, a leader of Fatah during the Gaza War of 2014, at which time the terrorist group fired numerous rocket attacks on Israeli civilians. Under international law, targeting civilians with deadly weapons is a war crime.

Fatah has boasted on its FACEBOOK page and in other social media that it is responsible for launching rockets at Israel this summer.  

As a senior Fatah leader, Rajoub should be held responsible for the actions of his subordinates who act in accordance with the terrorist faction’s policies and goals. The terrorist rocket attacks from Gaza left numerous Israelis dead and injured.