|Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip ó Nearly a month into Israelís fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
He has hesitated in the past because such a move would instantly put the Palestinians on a risky collision course with Israel. But with about 1,400 Palestinians killed in Gaza, according to health officials, Abbas has signaled he might move ahead ó cautiously.
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