Practice Relating to Rule 114. Return of the Remains and Personal Effects of the Dead
Section B. Return of the personal effects of the dead
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) states: “It is incumbent on each party to … hand over to the other side half of the dog-tag worn by the fallen soldier as well as his personal effects.”
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states: “Each side has the duty to record details of the fallen and details of the death, and to send to the other side half the identity tag worn by the fallen, his personal possessions and the death certificate.”
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).