The Israeli occupation army said it replaced the controversial Hannibal directive with a new protocol of rules allowing its troops to use excessive force during wartime to prevent the abduction of soldiers.
According to the army radio on Monday, the new harsher protocol will replace the previous one called Hannibal that granted troops limited permission to do whatever was necessary to prevent the abduction of a fellow soldier.
The Israeli army has refused to reveal the name of the new protocol, which took effect on January 1st.
Under the new protocol, the soldiers are ordered to target captors and abducted soldiers more violently and open heavy fire inside Israel’s border areas without hesitation if the incident happens somewhere there.
However, the new directive threatens the captive soldier’s life more than before because it demands the use of unreasonable force to prevent the abduction operation.
(Source / 24.01.2017)