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H.Res. 317: Demanding that Hamas immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Read More

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This resolution was introduced on Jun 21, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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RESOLUTION

Demanding that Hamas immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Whereas Congress previously expressed its concern for missing Israeli soldiers in Public Law 106-89 (113 Stat. 1305; November 8, 1999), which required the Secretary of State to raise the status of missing Israeli soldiers with appropriate government officials of Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and other governments in the region, and to submit to Congress reports on those efforts and any subsequent discovery of relevant information; Whereas the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 107 on March 13, 2007, and H. Res. 1359 on June 24, 2010, regarding Gilad Shalit and other Israeli soldiers attacked and captured by terrorists; Whereas Israel completed its withdrawal from Gaza on September 12, 2005; Whereas, on June 25, 2006, contrary to international humanitarian standards and the most basic standards of humanitarian conduct, Hamas, a State Department designated foreign terrorist organization, together with other allied terrorists, crossed into Israel to attack a military post, killing two soldiers and wounding and kidnapping a third, Gilad Shalit, in a blatantly extortionate effort to coerce the Government of Israel; Whereas Hamas, contrary to international humanitarian standards and the most basic standards of humanitarian conduct, has prevented access to Gilad Shalit by competent medical personnel and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross; Whereas Hamas, contrary to international humanitarian standards and the most basic standards of humanitarian conduct, has failed to provide Gilad Shalit the humane treatment to which all captives are entitled as a...

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Bill Summary

H.Res. 317: Demanding that Hamas immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

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