Practice Relating to Rule 1. The Principle of Distinction between Civilians and Combatants
Section C. Attacks against civilians
The Report on the Practice of Lebanon refers to a 1996 report by the Lebanese Ministry of Justice which stated that Israel had committed serious violations of the Geneva Conventions by “engaging civilians”.
The Report on the Practice of Lebanon refers to a statement by the General Director of the Ministry of Justice in 1997 in which he stated that he considered the bombardment of civilians a war crime.