Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section G. Simulation of protected status by using the United Nations emblem or uniform
Referring to Israel’s Law of War Booklet (1986), the Report on the Practice of Israel states that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) prohibit “the resort to perfidy to kill, injure or capture an adversary. Therefore, the IDF does not … make unlawful use of protected emblems or uniforms.”
Israel’s Manual on the Laws of War (1998) states, as an example of perfidious conduct: “It is prohibited to pose as U.N. … personnel or use [UN] uniform, flag and emblems.”
Israel’s Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) states: “It is also forbidden to pretend to be members of the United Nations Organization … as it is forbidden to use [UN] uniforms, flag or symbols”.
The Manual on the Rules of Warfare (2006) is a second edition of the Manual on the Laws of War (1998).