Practice Relating to Rule 29. Medical Transports
In a note submitted to the ICRC in 1967, Egypt accused Israel of “bombardment of hospitals and ambulances in spite of the distinct markings of them” in violation of Article 19 of the 1949 Geneva Convention I and Articles 18 and 21 of the 1949 Geneva Convention IV and condemned it as a “flagrant violation of the elementary principle of humanity, and a serious breach of the laws of war and the Geneva Conventions of 1949”.
In its written comments submitted to the ICJ in the Nuclear Weapons case
in 1995, Egypt stated that it was “prohibited to attack convoys of vehicles, hospital trains, hospital ships, aircraft exclusively employed for the removal of wounded and sick civilians, or the transport of medical personnel and equipment”.