Ya'alon comes out against IDF probe of 'Hannibal protocol' employed during Gaza war

January 8, 2015 14:59


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Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon came out on Thursday against the idea of the IDF investigating the army's use of the so called "Hannibal protocol," following the capture of infantry officer Hadar Goldin during Operation Protective Edge this past summer.

"The military investigating police are not probing the actions of the Givati Brigade at Rafah, and I hope that no one will decide to do so," Ya'alon said.

"This was an operation where decisions were made that does not warrant a criminal investigation," he added. 

The Hannibal Protocol, which the army never officially described, is thought to involve massive use of infantry, artillery and air fire against a wide area in which the IDF believes the enemy is trying to make off with a captured soldier.

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