H.Res.1359 - Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit held captive by Hamas, and for other purposes.

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  • Official: Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit held captive by Hamas, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Official: Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who is held captive by Hamas, and for other purposes. as amended by house.
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05/13/10
 
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06/24/10

Official Summary

Demands that Hamas: (1) immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit; (2) allow prompt access to Gilad Shalit by competent medical personnel and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross; (3) provide Gilad Shalit the humane treatment all captive

Official Summary

Demands that Hamas:
(1) immediately and unconditionally release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit;
(2) allow prompt access to Gilad Shalit by competent medical personnel and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross;
(3) provide Gilad Shalit the humane treatment all captives are entitled to as a fundamental human right;
(4) facilitate regular communication by Gilad Shalit with his family and allow his family to know where he is being held; and
(5) cease compelling Gilad Shalit to appear in video and voice recordings intended to extort and coerce the government of Israel. Expresses:
(1) commitment to the survival of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state within recognized and secure borders;
(2) support in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the creation of a democratic, viable, and independent Palestinian state living in peace alongside Israel;
(3) sympathy for Gilad Shalit's family and the families of other missing Israeli soldiers; and
(4) commitment to seek the release of Gilad Shalit and other missing Israeli soldiers. Recalls:
(1) the attack on and kidnapping of the bodies of Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev by the Iran-supported terrorist group Hezbollah; and
(2) the missing Israeli soldiers Zecharya Baumel, Zvi Feldman, Yehuda Katz, Ron Arad, Guy Hever, and Majdy Halabi. Condemns:
(1) Hamas for the immoral cross border attack and kidnapping of Gilad Shalit; and
(2) Iran and Syria, the primary state sponsors and patrons of Hamas, for their ongoing support for international terrorism.

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