Congress Unites to Denounce Hamas and Support Israel


capitol-congressThe U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution this past week co-sponsored by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) to condemn the use of civilians as human shields by the terrorist group Hamas.

“The Senate has sent a united signal that we denounce Hamas’ barbaric tactics and unequivocally support Israel’s right to self-defense,” said Sen. Cruz. “I hope the international community will join America in condemning their deplorable use of human shields, which is a war crime.”

The resolution also supports the sovereign right of Israel to defend its territory and its citizens from Hamas rocket attacks, kidnapping attempts and the use of tunnels. It supports Palestinian civilians who reject Hamas and all forms of terrorism and violence, desiring to live in peace with their Israeli neighbors. It supports efforts to demilitarize Gaza, removing Hamas’ means to target Israel.

The resolution also condemns the UN Human Rights Council’s biased resolution establishing a commission of inquiry into¬†Israel’s Gaza operations. The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the resolution.

{Andy Newscenter}