Bill Status of HR0499 103rd General Assembly
Short Description: CONDEMNS-HAMAS TERRORIST ACTS
Rep. Travis Weaver
Synopsis As Introduced
Condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist acts perpetrated by Hamas on October 7, 2023 and expresses full solidarity with the Republic of Israel and its citizens. Expresses belief that the responsible parties behind this heinous act, including Hamas and its affiliates, must be held accountable for their actions and that all necessary measures need to be taken to ensure justice is served. Demands the immediate and safe return of Hersh Goldberg-Polin, along with all other hostages forcibly taken by Hamas terrorists, from Hamas captivity, and that every option must be explored and every effort must be exerted to secure their release and facilitate their safe return to their families. Urges the United Nations, relevant international bodies, and member states to mobilize all available resources to assist in the negotiation and rescue efforts, with a focus on the well-being and immediate medical attention required for Hersh Goldberg-Polin and the other hostages. Calls upon the nations of the world to work collectively to prevent such acts of terror in the future and to strengthen global cooperation in combating terrorism in all of its forms. Recognizes and honors the extraordinary bravery and sacrifice of Hersh Goldberg-Polin's friend, Aner Shapira, who valiantly gave his life to protect others in the attack, displaying selflessness and heroism in the face of unimaginable danger.