Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat says the Palestinian Authority’s decision to become a member in the International Criminal Court is a permanent one and cannot be revoked." All powers on earth will never bring the clock back, " Erekat told Voice of Palestine radio on Sunday. He accused Israel of violating all international laws and conventions through reliance on “the logic of arrogance”. He also accused the US Congress of protecting Israel.READ MORE:Palestinians file complaint against Israeli war crimes at ICCThe Palestinian official further warned that the PA would review its political and security ties with Tel Aviv if Israel continues its policy of settlement expansion and withholding the Palestinian tax money. He said that a high - profile meeting is scheduled to be held later in February to decide on the future of ties with Israel. Israel has frozen the tax revenue it collects from Palestinian imports in response to the PA bid to join the ICC. The Israelis have also called on the international community to stop funding the court. The Tel Aviv regime is hugely fearful that PA’s accession to the ICC would result in the prosecution of leaders as they have been involved in numerous cases of crimes against Palestinian civilians, which amounts to war crimes and crimes against humanity.READ MORE:US senators threaten Palestinian leadership over ICC bidThe United States has also criticized PA for making the efforts, calling it an “unconstructive way to go ahead in the Middle East peace process”. The US State Department issued a statement early January saying that Palestine is not a sovereign state and therefore does not qualify to join ICC. UN Secretary General Ban Ki - moon, however, has said Palestine will become an ICC member by April 1. American senators have also threatened the Palestinian leadership with a “strong response” over the decision.READ MORE:Israel lobbies members of ICC to cut its funding The fierce criticism from the Tel Aviv regime and Washington came after Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signed the documents required for Palestine to join 20 international organizations, including the ICC. Source: PressTV