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Israel revokes controversial ‘Hannibal’ Directive

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Published: 2 July 2016

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Israeli military revokes use of maximum force to foil captures - Isabel Kershner -The New York Times 28.06.16
The Israeli military has canceled a contentious directive known as the Hannibal procedure, which calls for the use of maximum force to prevent the capture of Israeli soldiers, even at the risk of harming them.
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Why the Israeli army Is dropping Its controversial Hannibal Directive -Amos Harel - Haaretz 01.07.16
Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is determined to rid the IDF of its entrenched conventions, whether that’s on the battlefield or at training bases. The actions of politicians and religious leaders don’t make his task any easier.

IDF to ignore ‘noise’ in deciding on Hannibal Protocol war crimes allegations
- Yonah Jeremy Bob -The Jerusalem Post 13.01.15
Then Attorney-General Yehuda Weinstein said in January 2015 that the IDF legal division would ignore outside pressures in deciding whether to criminally investigate the Hannibal Protocol ‘Black Friday’ incident, in which terrorists tried to kidnap Lt. Hadar Goldin during the 2014 Gaza war. Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon had previously publicly opposed the IDF criminally investigating the August 1 incident, in which more Palestinian civilians may have been killed than in any other incident during Operation Protective Edge.

Trying to break Breaking the Silence
May 24, 2016
[Includes ‘This is How We Fought in Gaza - Soldiers testimonies and photographs from operation ‘Protective Edge’ (2014)’. Testimonies 60 and 103 referred to Hannibal.]

Breaking the Silence report and IDF rules of engagement
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