Practice Relating to Rule 88. Non-Discrimination
With reference to Israel’s Law of War Booklet (1986), the Report on the Practice of Israel states:
As a general policy … all individuals falling in the power of a party to a conflict should, at a minimum, be treated in accordance with the principles of humanity, without any adverse distinction based upon race, colour, sex, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, national or social origin, wealth, birth or other status, or on any other similar criteria.
Israel’s Nazis and Nazi Collaborators (Punishment) Law (1950) includes “persecution on national, racial, religious or political grounds” in its definition of crimes against humanity.