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Friday, August 01, 2014

Report: IDF implemented Hannibal Protocol right after kidnapping

A report by Israel Radio's military correspondent Carmela Menashe reports that the IDF implemented the Hannibal Protocol after Hadar Goldin was kidnapped this morning. This is from the first link (the second link is a lengthy post of mine from 2011 that explains what the Hannibal Protocol is).
Israel Radio military correspondent Carmella Menashe reported that the moment it was realized that Second Lieutenant Hadar Goldin may have been kidnapped that the IDF engaged in massive fire in the area where the terrorists might be with Goldin.

Such a move would be consistent with what is known as the IDF "Hannibal Protocol"

The following is a report back from 2011 with a link to the audio:

The IDF Hannibal Protocol - IDF Commander Briefing Troops
For audio:

"The strategic weapon, the "Judgment Day Weapon" that Hamas wants to acquire, is to capture a soldier.

But no soldier in Battalion 51 will be kidnapped at any price.

At any price. Under any condition.

Even if it means that he blows himself with his own grenade together with those trying to capture him.

Also even if it means that now his unit has to fire a barrage at the car that they are trying to take him away in.

There is no situation. No situation that they will have this weapon."

Golani Battalion 51 commander briefing his troops on the eve of their entry into Gaza during Operation Cast Lead.
Video report broadcast on Israel Television Channel 2 News 16 October 2011
There will be no more Gilad Shalit exchanges. 

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