Related Rule
Egypt
Practice Relating to Rule 6. Civilians’ Loss of Protection from Attack
Section C. Situations of doubt as to the character of a person
On the basis of a proposal submitted by Egypt during the CDDH, the Report on the Practice of Egypt states: “To ensure more protection for civilians, Egypt is of the opinion that in case of doubt as to whether a person is a civilian, he or she shall be deemed to be so.” 
Report on the Practice of Egypt, 1997, Chapter 1.1, referring to Statement by Egypt at the CDDH, Official Records, Vol. IV, CDDH/III/33, 15 March 1974, p. 73.