H.RES. 244 - Palestinian govn’t which includes Hamas should be prohibited from receiving US aid…

Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that a Palestinian government which includes Hamas should be prohibited from receiving United States aid until that government publicly commits to the Quartet principles.

The House of Representatives resolved that:
    (1) the House of Representatives—
          (A) strongly supports and maintains a deep interest in achieving a resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the creation of a viable and independent Palestinian state living in peace alongside the State of Israel;
          (B) strongly encourages the inclusion of Prime Minister Fayyad in any interim and subsequent Palestinian governments; and
          (C) maintains that a Palestinian government which includes Hamas must be prohibited from receiving United States aid until the government publicly commits to the Quartet principles; and
    (2) it is the sense of the House of Representatives that United States aid to the Palestinians is intended to prevent acts of terrorism against Israel, to create a cycle of stability and prosperity in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip that promotes peaceful coexistence with Israel, and to meet humanitarian needs in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

About the Legislation

    Sponsor:
  • Alcee Hastings
    Co-Sponsor(s):
  • Co-Chair Eliot Engel
  • Steven Rothman
  • Anthony Weiner
  • Steve Israel
  • Charles Rangel
  • Edolphus Towns
  • Frank Pallone, Jr.
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