Jailed Palestinian human rights lawyer submits case to the ICC

In a new submission to the International Criminal Court, jailed Palestinian human rights lawyer Salah Hammouri called on the court to bring urgency to its investigation of war crimes committed by Israel in the occupied Palestinian territory. 

In his submission, Hammouri, who was re-imprisoned by Israel in March, details years of harassment and abuse by the Israeli government for his human rights work. 

Hammouri, the son of a Palestinian father and French mother, is a prominent lawyer and human rights advocate in Palestine, and over the past two decades has spent more than eight years in Israeli prison, with his first imprisonment at only 16 years old.