Q. Is the Hague Convention binding on Israel, even though it did not exist yet in 1899 or in 1907?

A. Yes. Information from the International Committee of the Red Cross follows:

“The provisions of the two Conventions on land warfare, like most of the substantive provisions of the Hague Conventions of 1899 and 1907, are considered as embodying rules of customary international law. As such they are also binding on States which are not formally parties to them.”

Schindler, D. and Toman, J.. The Laws of Armed Conflicts. Martinus Nihjoff. International Committee of the Red Cross, 1988. Web. 26 June 2016. ‹https://www.icrc.org/ihl/INTRO/195

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