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Moulton’s Legislation Sanctioning Hamas Passes House

February 14th, 2018

Moulton: “Protecting innocent human lives is not a partisan issue; it’s one of basic human decency”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC) passed their their bipartisan bill, H.R. 3542, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act. The bill, which passed with unanimous consent, sanctions Hamas for violating human rights standards by using civilians as human shields.

“When Hamas uses innocent citizens as human shields, it shows how weak and immoral terrorists can be,” said Moulton. “We cannot claim to be moral leaders in the world if we sit on our hands and let disgusting practice continue. It’s past time the House take up this bill, and I hope to see it pass the Senate and arrive on the President’s desk as soon as possible. Protecting innocent human lives is not a partisan issue; it’s one of basic human decency.”

Last June, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) discovered Hamas tunnels under two of its schools in Gaza, demonstrating how Hamas knowingly integrates terrorist operations in civilian resources.

“The world must face the threat of Hamas terrorists, as they continue to perpetrate atrocities against civilians and use them as human shields,” said Wilson. “I am grateful that the U.S. House of Representatives took a stand today against this murderous terrorist group, and am hopeful that the Senate will pass H.R. 3542 quickly. I believe this legislation will help ensure the lives of innocent Palestinian civilians are spared by proactively imposing strong sanctions against Hamas.”

The full text of the bill can be found here.

To learn more about Congressman Seth Moulton visit https://moulton.house.gov or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Medium.

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