Practice Relating to Rule 62. Improper Use of Flags or Military Emblems, Insignia or Uniforms of the Adversary
Referring to Israel’s Law of War Booklet (1986), the Report on the Practice of Israel states that the unlawful use of uniforms is prohibited.
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) provides: “It is forbidden to make inappropriate use of the enemy’s flag, uniform and emblems.” “Inappropriate use” is qualified as a perfidious act.
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states: “The use by deception of the enemy’s uniform is a breach of the rules of warfare.”
The manual further states: “It is forbidden to misuse the enemy’s flag, its uniforms or insignia.”
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).