Introduced the day before the IDF initiated a ground invasion of Gaza, this resolution would condemn Hamas and other foreign terrorist organizations operating in Gaza, support Israel’s right to self-defense, express condolences to the families of innocent victims ‘on both sides of the conflict,’ support Palestinian civilians who reject Hamas, and condemn the UNHRC for establishing a ‘biased’ commission to investigate Israel’s conduct in Gaza.
Furthermore, it would cite the ‘extraordinary lengths’ to which the IDF went to target only ‘terrorist actors’ in Gaza, and its use of leaflets, announcements, and phone calls to homes in areas where Israeli air strikes were imminent.
On 12/4, the Senate Foreign Relations Comm. approved the resolution, after removing a clause that would have condemned Hamas for repeatedly refusing to accept a cease-fire. The Senate and the House proceeded to pass the amended text on 12/9 and 12/10 respectively.
AIPAC strongly supported this measure.
102 cosponsors (64R, 38D).
See also: S. Con. Res. 41 of 7/24/14.
Last major action: 12/10/14 Senate amendments agreed to in the House by voice vote. 12/9/14 Passed in the Senate by unanimous consent. 7/30/14 Original version passed in the House by voice vote.)