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House of Reps ‘Hamas Caucus’ Snubs Bipartisan ‘Standing With Israel’ Resolution

House of Reps ‘Hamas Caucus’ Snubs Bipartisan ‘Standing With Israel’ Resolution

Ten House members refused to cosponsor the resolution and introduced an alternative calling for ‘cease-fire in Israel and occupied Palestine.’

Nearly all members of the U.S. House of Representatives are cosponsoring a bipartisan “Standing with Israel” resolution introduced on Oct. 10. The resolution expresses condolences for lost Israeli and American lives after Hamas-led terrorist attacks and “reaffirms Israel’s right to self-defense” and the United States’ standing commitments to Israeli security.

A group of ten representatives, dubbed the “Hamas Caucus” by the Manhattan Institute’s Ilya Shapiro, initially refused to cosponsor the resolution:

Representatives Gwen Moore and Melanie Stansbury later cosponsored the resolution, and Representative Bennie Thompson’s spokesperson told Legal Insurrection Thompson would cosponsor the resolution.

The resolution the remaining ten refused to cosponsor, H.R. 771, strongly condemns Hamas’s “massive, unprovoked war on Israel by air, land, and sea” and “calls on all countries to unequivocally condemn Hamas’ brutal war against Israel.”

The resolution expresses the House’s position as “stand[ing] with Israel as it defends itself against the barbaric war launched by Hamas and other terrorists” and demands “Hamas . . . immediately cease these violent attacks and safely release all living hostages and return the bodies of deceased hostages.”

H.R. 771 also condemns Iran’s support for Hamas and reaffirms U.S. support for Israel and Israel’s right to self-defense.

“Hamas Caucus” members are cosponsoring the alternative “Ceasefire Now” Resolution, which calls “for an immediate deescalation and cease-fire in Israel and occupied Palestine.”

The resolution “urges the Biden administration to immediately call for and facilitate deescalation and a cease-fire” and “promptly send and facilitate the entry of humanitarian assistance into Gaza.”

Carson, who introduced the resolution, highlighted Israel’s blockade of “Gaza’s medical supply, food, fuel, water, and electricity” and accused Israel of planning “ground military operations against civilians,” while Pressley decried “the murder of innocent Palestinian civilians.”

Tlaib framed the resolution as “sav[ing] as many lives as possible, no matter one’s faith or ethnicity.”


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Why are we legitimizing Hamas with the word war? This is terrorism. They aren’t fighting a war and the Geneva convention should not apply.

Israel is conducting counter-terrorism. They also shouldn’t have to abide by the Geneva convention except at their own discretion.

    Hamas is the elected government of Gaza, what they did was an act of war.

    Israel is conducting a siege in accordance with the laws of war.

    Israel has no responsibility for protecting Gazan civilians, the Gazan government (Hamas) does. They just aren’t to specifically target them, and I can’t see why Israel would do that. It’s a no-win.

    The Hamas Charter Article 7 says “…until the Muslims fight and kill the Jews.”

    Why is it so hard for people to believe them?

    Not sure why people think Hamas is lying or kidding around.

Meanwhile Biden is going to Israel to talk down the Israeli government.

    mailman in reply to geronl. | October 18, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Let’s be honest, Biden will be doing fuck all talking. It will be the minions who pull his strings that will be doing all the talking.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to geronl. | October 18, 2023 at 7:59 am

    He likely won’t even know where he is, and will embarrass the country with another rant about Beau, or blurt out some non-sequitur.

Maybe these ten useful idiots should try sponsoring a resolution demanding Jordan and Egypt take in the ‘Palestinian’ refugees if they are so damn concerned about them? How about adding an amendment to that resolution condemning Hamas for thriving what relief supplies the UN had on hand in Gaza? Eff these people and their refusal to accept that consequences follow from actions, some good, some bad and the upcoming consequences for Hamas are about to be very bad and very deservedly so. FAFO.

    Mauiobserver in reply to CommoChief. | October 17, 2023 at 11:00 pm

    No Egypt and Jordan have a peace treaty with Israel and have expelled their own Muslim extremists.

    Jordon expelled Palestinian extremists in a bloody conflict. Egypt defeated the Muslim brotherhood who staged an Obama backed coup.

    The place these pro Hamas refugees should go is Iran. The joint navies of US, UK and merchant fleets of the world can provide a humanitarian sealift.

    It would be a win win for all parties and the Palestinians could carve out a new homeland in Iran.

      Going to Iran is going to be a tough sell. The Palestinians are the “wrong” brand of Islam.

      Most Palestinians are Sunnis, Iran is firmly Shia. That’s ugly just waiting to happen.

      CommoChief in reply to Mauiobserver. | October 18, 2023 at 7:55 am

      Meh, we all know that no Nation wants to welcome in the ‘Palestinians’. When the regional govts begin bitching and moaning about the plight of the ‘Palestinians’ in Gaza it would be nice to have our diplomatic Corps able to point to a resolution offering assistance to move them and maybe even a pledge for one-time funding to assist in resettlement. They ain’t gonna accept the offer so it’s an easy PR win and if they do accept then it provides far greater long-term security for Israel.

        The Gentle Grizzly in reply to CommoChief. | October 18, 2023 at 8:20 am

        These nations all so concerned about the plight of the Palestinians remind me of the Nice White Ladies who are oh-so-concerned about blacks, especially their children. Then, when their neighborhoods begin to change, their houses are the first with a For Sale sign out front.

Hamas Caucus has a nice ring. Chairman Tlaib.

LibraryGryffon | October 18, 2023 at 3:06 am

I note the Hamas caucus has no concerns that with all the money the West has given “Palestine” over the years, they should have been able to provide their own water, food, power, etc, which would have precluded Israel being able to withhold those things in the first place.

Which tells us everything we need to know about Hamas’ priorities (as if we didn’t already know).

    The EU has given Hamas over $100,000,000 Euros worth of pipe to revamp their sewer and water systems. Hamas turned that pipe into rockets to bomb Israel.
    Fun Fact: Israel provides 6-10% of the water into Gaza. If Hamas had used the money to build a few desalinization plants and the pipe to get it to the people there would be no problem right now

Rupert Smedley Hepplewhite | October 18, 2023 at 6:39 am

House-to-house total family executions by Hamas? I’m giving Israel a pass.

Disgusted to note that Andre Carson represents IN-7 (most of the Indianapolis area) here in Hoosierdom. His presence in Congress is living proof that Democrat voters in his district have IQ’s at least 20 points below the national median.

Why would any country want to save the lives of it’s enemy? It was not the policy of the Allies in WW II nor the US in the Pacific. Total surrender and occupation is the only legitimate path to a lasting peace. Get on with it.

I am so proud to live in a representative democracy where well over 95% of the elected representatives willingly stand-up and express their disdain for the abhorrent acts of the Jew-Haters.

And for the ten congressmen and women who can’t bring themselves to support the Jewish people during their time of need? They should be marginalized rather than focused upon.

Jew-haters are going to hate. It’s as natural as a dog licking his balls, which, by the way, is a more interesting sight than listening to AOC or Tlaib.

Hell has a special place for cowardly apologists and appeasers of terror