RICHARD SILVERSTEIN ON ISRAEL MURDERING ITS OWN SOLDIERS
The following is a superb article by Richard Silverstein. It explores the history and meaning of the IDF’s Hannibal Directive – an Israeli military protocol designed to prevent IDF soldiers from being captured alive by enemy forces. The directive orders commanders to take necessary measures, including endangering the life of an abducted soldier, to foil a kidnapping. In practice, the Hannibal Directive orders IDF combatants to kill their comrades in a case of abduction.