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Congress Defends Gaza Assault 404-1

Posted By Eric Garris On March 5, 2008 @ 5:49 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Today Congress passed a resolution (HR 951) condemning Palestinian rocket attacks that include a strident defense of recent Israeli tactics in the Gaza Strip [1]. The resolution also [2]condemned Iran and Syria for “sponsoring terror attacks,” and demanded that Saudi Arabia publicly condemn Palestinian actions.

The resolution was originally introduced in January, but contains new language including a passage saying that that “those responsible for launching rocket attacks against Israel routinely embed their production facilities and launch sites amongst the Palestinian civilian population, utilizing them as human shields” and “the inadvertent inflicting of civilian casualties as a result of defensive military operations aimed at military targets, while deeply regrettable, is not at all morally equivalent to the deliberate targeting of civilian populations as practiced by Hamas and other Gaza-based terrorist groups.”

Although 23 Congressman abstained or voted “present,” only one bravely voted no: Rep. Ron Paul. [3]


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[1] a resolution (HR 951) condemning Palestinian rocket attacks that include a strident defense of recent Israeli tactics in the Gaza Strip: http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/107371.html

[2] The resolution also : http://www.ynetnews.com/Ext/Comp/ArticleLayout/CdaArticlePrintPreview/1,2506,L-3515492,00.html

[3] Although 23 Congressman abstained or voted “present,” only one bravely voted no: Rep. Ron Paul.: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2008/roll093.xml

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