The resolution states that the House:
(1) stands in solidarity with Israel as it takes necessary steps to provide security to its people by dismantling the terrorist infrastructure in the Palestinian areas;
(2) remains committed to Israel's right to self-defense and supports additional United States assistance to help Israel defend itself;
(3) condemns the recent wave of Palestinian suicide bombings;
(4) condemns the ongoing support of terror by Yasir Arafat and other members of the Palestinian leadership;
(5) demands that the Palestinian Authority at last fulfill its commitment to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure in the Palestinian areas, including any such infrastructure associated with PLO and Palestinian Authority entities tied directly to Yasir Arafat;
(6) is gravely concerned that Arafat's actions are not those of a viable partner for peace;
(7) urges all Arab states to declare their unqualified opposition to all forms of terrorism, including suicide bombing;
(8) commends the President for his leadership in addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, particularly the efforts of the Administration to engage countries throughout the region to condemn and prevent terrorism and to prevent a widening of the conflict;
(9) urges all parties in the region to pursue vigorously efforts to establish a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace in the Middle East; and
(10) encourages the international community to take action to alleviate the humanitarian needs of the Palestinian people.
See also: companion measure S. res. 247 on 4/22/02 and similar measure H. Res. 405 on 5/1/02.
Passed in House 351-21-29.