The Israeli government legal advisor, Yehuda Weinstein, has authorized the security forces to interrogate the captured Hamas terrorist under the “Ticking Bomb” protocol, in order to find the kidnapped boys before it is too late, according to a report on Israel Army Radio.
The “Ticking Bomb” protocol assumes that there is only a short amount of time to get information to prevent an imminent terrorist attack. As such, more aggressive interrogation methods are permitted, under the supervision of legal advisors.
According to a Walla report, the Shabak says they do not receive special permission for more aggressive interrogations. They follow the rules of what is allowed in interrogations, as set down by law, and the interrogations under the supervision of the government’s legal advisor.