Israel's Military Chief Orders to Revoke Controversial 'Hannibal' Directive

The order calls for soldiers to thwart captivity even at the expense of a fellow trooper's life. Many civilian casualties were blamed on its implementation in a 2014 Gaza war.

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Israel's military chief has recently ordered to revoke the so-called Hannibal procedure, aimed at averting soldiers' capture even at a risk of endangering them, and formulate a new protocol in its place.