Some of the most heinous crimes in the last century have been committed by soldiers whose defense is that they were only obeying orders. That begs the question of who is responsible when war crimes are committed, the ground troops or the commanders that dictate the rules of engagement. The ICC set the precedent when it redefined the law on genocide, and focused on the prosecution of the generals responsible for war crimes in the balkan conflict. That ruling is equally applicable to Israel's war in Gaza, the generals must be held accountable for the genocide, but that doesn't excuse IDF soldiers that shoot innocnt civilians waving white flags.
Zimbabwean charged over killing of Cecil the lion (Reuters)