Like its counterpart in the House, H. Res. 657 of 7/9/14, this resolution supports Israel’s military assault on the Gaza Strip, known by the IDF as Operation Protective Edge. The measure condemns the rocket fire directed at Israel, calls on Hamas to cease its attacks, and urges PA President Abbas to dissolve the new Palestinian unity government The text also includes a clause highlighting the threats to Israeli civilians from rocket attacks originating in Gaza, but makes no mention of the Palestinian civilian casualties, which numbered in the hundreds at the time of the resolution’s introduction.
AIPAC strongly supported this resolution.
79 cosponsors (40D, 39R).
Last major action: 7/17/14 Agreed to in the Senate by unanimous consent.