RF - That rule applies to High Contracting Parties (a legal term) to the Geneva Conventions. Israel is an HCP. Hamas is not yet because their government has not been invited to become one. Israel has opposed that recognition. Now you suggest that Israel give up its High Contracting Party status, and presumably, its recognition as a state. Dumb move - When did Hamas become your standard?
from the article: Hamas: Netanyahu is trying to push an empty deal on Shalit's release