Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section D. Simulation of surrender
Belgium’s Teaching Manual for Officers (1994) prohibits perfidy. For example, “feigning to surrender and then opening fire at the enemy who collects you as ‘prisoner of war’ is an aggravated act of perfidy if the white flag, which is a protective sign, is used”.
Belgium’s Teaching Manual for Soldiers states: “Using a white flag or feigning surrender in order to attack an adversary is strictly prohibited and constitutes a grave breach of the laws of war.”