This resolution would condemn Hamas and other terrorist organizations for using civilians as human shields, call on the international community to recognize this tactic as a ‘grave breach’ of international law, hold Hamas and other groups in Gaza responsible for rocket attacks against Israel, support Israel’s right to defend itself, express condolences to the families of the innocent victims on both sides, support Palestinian citizens who reject Hamas, and call on PA President Mahmoud Abbas to condemn the use of human shields.
It was introduced on the 18th day of the Israeli assault on Gaza, which had, at that time, led to the deaths of over 800 Palestinians, most of them civilians.
The Senate eventually passed an amended text of the House version of this resolution on 12/9. See H. Con. Res. 107 of 7/16/14 for more.
1 cosponsor (1D).
Last major action: 7/24/14 Referred to the Senate Comm. on Foreign Relations.