The Tyranny of Context: Israeli Targeting Practices in Legal Perspective
Michael N. Schmitt
Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; Harvard Law School (PILAC)
John J. Merriam
Stockton Center for the Study of International Law, US Naval War College
April 12, 2015
37 University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 53-139 (2015)
The article examines the operational context in which Israel conducts targeting. It assesses how that context affects Israel's approach to targeting, surveys the Israel Defense Force's targeting process, examines the military attorney system that provides advice to Israeli Commanders on targeting matters and surveys Israeli positions on particular aspects of the law of armed conflict.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 88
Keywords: Law of armed conflict, international humanitarian law, targeting, attack, Israel, Israel Defense Force, Military Advocate General, armed conflict
Date posted: April 13, 2015 ; Last revised: November 15, 2015
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