Practice Relating to Rule 10. Civilian Objects’ Loss of Protection from Attack
In a military communiqué issued in 1973, Egypt stated that it condemned attacks against civilian objects, unless such objects were used in military operations.
Upon signature of the 1998 ICC Statute, Egypt declared:
Civilian objects [referred to in Article 8, paragraph 2(b) of the Statute] must be defined and dealt with in accordance with the provisions of [the 1977 Additional Protocol I] and, in particular, article 52 thereof. In case of doubt, the object shall be considered to be civilian.