WATCH – The Hannibal Directive (Documentary)

The Hannibal Directive was a top-secret military order used by the Israeli army. First devised in 1986 by three senior army commanders, it stipulated measures to be taken when an Israeli soldier was captured during combat. Its purpose was to prevent the enemy from escaping with that soldier, even if it meant endangering the soldier’s life and the lives of civilians in the vicinity.

The order was last executed during the 2014 Gaza War – known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge. During that conflict, more than 2,000 Palestinians and 72 Israelis were killed. This film, by award-winning director Benny Brunner, explores the secret history of the Hannibal Directive – tracing its origins, its most recent use and how it has been applied.

  1. #1 by rehmat1 on 10/09/2016 - 6:36 am

    On August 1, 2014, Jew blogger Richard Silverstein tried to clear the Israeli fog over this latest “Hamas abduction” episode. According Silverstein’s military source, Israeli soldier kept their “tunnel operation” during the 72-hour Netanyahu-Abbas ceasefire. In one of such operations, Hamas fighters ambushed Israel’s Givati brigade soldiers. In the fire exchange Gaza defenders were able to kill Maj. Benaya Sarel and Sgt. Liel Gidoni. three other Jew soldiers were seriously wounded. One of them, Lt. Hadar Goldin was dragged away by the fighters. “But the Israelis who were unscathed, invoked Hanniball Directive”, killing Goldin and the Gaza fighter dragging him”.

    Hamas military resistance wing Al-Qassam brigade has claimed that in the tunnel encounter all of its fighters were gone missing and their bodies along with the Jew soldier killed or captured could have been blown by Israeli missiles. In other words, Goldin escaped Hamas captivity but was blown-to-pieces by his fellow Jew soldiers.

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