Practice Relating to Rule 115. Disposal of the Dead
Section C. Cremation of bodies
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) states:
Generally speaking, the enemy fallen are to be interred (in accordance with their religion’s customs insofar as possible), with cremation allowed only in cases where this is necessary hygienically or for religious reasons.
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states:
As a rule, the enemy’s fallen should be buried as per their religious rites as far as possible, and the bodies may only be burned in cases where this is necessary for reasons of hygiene or for religious reasons.
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).