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"But those complaints are the tip of the iceberg. According to data gathered by NGO Monitor, Amnesty International has accused Israel of ‘unlawful attacks,’ Human Rights Watch accused Israel of ‘indiscriminate’ attacks that were against the ‘rules of law,’ and Oxfam said Israeli leaders have committed ‘massive and disproportionate violence… in violation of international law.’ These allegations may find their way into foreign courts – with Britain and Spain likely sites for suits and even attempts at criminal prosecution. In the past, many of the allegations against Israeli military and defense leaders were filed with British magistrates, since in the United Kingdom, individuals presenting evidence can request indictments from magistrates. In such instances, Israel must rely on local lawyers to plead its case in the courts. In recent years, Israel has worked behind the scenes to try to change that precedent so that any indictments filed against Israel in British courts would require the state’s prosecutorial authority to review any such case before an indictment is delivered. It is less likely that Israel will find itself protesting innocence before the International Criminal Court in The Hague or other possible venues for international proceedings against alleged war crimes. Only nations that are a party to the ICC can be tried there, unless the UN Security Council votes to try a nonmember state. Israel is not a party to the ICC, and it is likely that the United States would veto any attempt by the council to bring Israel to court. Dan Kosky of NGO Monitor said the goal of many of the overseas lawsuits is simply the attention they garner and not necessarily a winning outcome for the plaintiffs."