IDF apparently implemented Hannibal Protocol during abduction of Second
Lieutenant Hadar Goldin
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 1 August 2014
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
The following is a report back from 2011 with a link to the audio:
The IDF Hannibal Protocol - IDF Commander Briefing Troops
"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
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