Practice Relating to Rule 29. Medical Transports
Lebanon’s Teaching Manual (1997) provides for respect for and protection of medical transports.
In 1972, during a debate in the UN Security Council on the situation in the Middle East, the representative of Lebanon stated that the Lebanese Red Cross had reported that its ambulances, cars and volunteers had been attacked by Israeli forces.
In a subsequent debate in 1984, Lebanon complained that an ambulance attendant of the Lebanese Red Cross had been detained while he and a colleague were transporting a wounded man to the hospital in a car belonging to the Red Cross.
Lebanon’s Teaching Manual (1997) provides for respect for aircraft displaying the distinctive emblem.