"Half an hour ago, the State of Palestine submitted a communication to the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court Mrs Fatou Bensouda as an annex to the official referral submitted by Palestine last May. The complaint included and called upon the prosecutor to assume her direct responsibility for opening an investigation into the crimes committed by the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territory, including the crimes committed in East Jerusalem. At the request of the victims, we ask the prosecutor to provide the opportunity to meet with the victims to explain the details of what is happening in Khan al-Ahmar."
"The communication, which was submitted, stressed the importance of the prosecutor issuing a warning to the occupying power, Israel, to prevent the demolition and displacement of the inhabitants of Khan al Ahmar."
"We, on behalf of the Palestinian people, are determined to stand firmly on the basis of international law. We will not succumb to extortion or bullying. This is our natural right to practise before the International Criminal Court, before the International Court of Justice, before the Human Rights Council, before the Security Council, before the International Organisation for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and all the relevant international organisations. We will continue to act regardless of how frequent blackmail, bullying and political bullying are practised by the superpowers."
"Yesterday, Bolton, the (US) National Security Adviser used a term that is used for the first time by any American official, which is "housing projects". The settlements became housing projects. Settlements are illegitimate and illegal and are at the level of a war crime."
Senior official Saeb Erekat says the Palestinian authorities have filed a war crimes claim against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
He says the complaint asks for an investigation into "crimes committed by the Israeli occupation in the Palestinian territory" and for the prosecutor to "meet with the victims to explain the details of what is happening in Khan al-Ahmar".
The West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar faces demolition after the Israeli Supreme Court rejected an appeal to save the Bedouin community's buildings.
The Khan al-Ahmar encampment has focused attention on what critics say is the continued displacement of Palestinians by Israel.
European countries urged Israel this week to refrain from demolition.
Israel says Khan al-Ahmar was illegally built and has offered to resettle residents 12 kilometres (7 miles) away.
Critics say its removal is meant to make room for an Israeli settlement.
The move comes after the US closed the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington.
Although the US does not recognise Palestinian statehood, the PLO had maintained a general delegation office that facilitates Palestinian officials' interactions with the US government.
The US State Department says the move centred on the fact that no "direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel" are underway despite previous warnings.
It also says it is consistent with US policy to oppose and punish Palestinian attempts to bring Israel before the ICC.
Erekat says it is the Palestinians' "natural right" to take their cases before international courts and political arenas.
"We will continue to act regardless of how frequent blackmail, bullying and political bullying are practised by the superpowers," he says.
The Palestinians have accused the Trump administration of dismantling decades of US engagement with them by blatantly siding with Israel.