Practice Relating to Rule 111. Protection of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked against Pillage and Ill-Treatment
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) states that the “Geneva Conventions contain provisions banning the looting of the wounded, sick [and] shipwrecked … Looting is regarded as a despicable act that tarnishes both the soldier and the IDF [Israel Defense Forces], leaving a serious moral blot.”
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states:
Today, pillage is strictly forbidden. The Hague rules forbid pillage both in time of battle and in conquered territory. The Geneva Conventions contain directives prohibiting the pillage of the wounded and sick … Pillage is considered as a despicable act, and stains the soldier and the army with a serious moral stain.
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).
The Report on the Practice of Israel states:
With respect to civilians, the Israeli Penal Law 1997 prohibits any assault on the person of another, except in situations where there exists a defence prescribed by law, such as self defence. Civilians are, therefore, also under the duty not to harm [the] enemy hors de combat