So, I expect Gilad Shalit’s family are quite happy he was captured rather than murdered by Israel, at least he alive and well cared for, which is more than we can say about “other” Israelis the IDF took action against.
So if you are an Israeli citizen, watch out for the enemy within. Here's what Jonathan Cook has to say:
Israelis shot mental patient 'under controversial military directive'
The fatal shooting by Israeli soldiers of an Israeli man earlier this week as he tried to scale a fence into the Gaza Strip was reportedly part of a drastic procedure the army was supposed to have phased out several years ago.
The Israeli media reported that Yakir Ben-Melech, 34, had bled to death after he was shot under the "Hannibal procedure", designed to prevent Israelis from being taken captive alive by enemy forces.
One critic, Uri Avnery, a former Israeli legislator and leader of Gush Shalom, a small radical peace group, defined the procedure as meaning: “Liberate the soldier by killing him”.
The controversial directive, which was once one of the army’s best-kept secrets, was drafted more than 20 years ago after the Israeli government had come under domestic pressure to release hundreds of enemy prisoners for the return of three captured soldiers.more here