Israeli group files war crimes complaint at International Criminal Court against Palestinians

An Israel-based rights organization says it has filed a war crimes complaint against three top Palestinian leaders it accuses of terrorism, torture and civil rights violations.

The Shurat HaDin Law Center filed the complaint Monday at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands, against PLO leaders Jibril Rajoub, Majid Faraj and Rami Hamdallah, the current Palestinian prime minister. The suit follows similar complaints the group previously filed against Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The move appears to be a longshot as the court receives thousands of such requests and rarely takes action. But it comes a week after the Palestinians announced they would be joining the international court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel.

The Palestinians had no immediate comment to the allegations.