Senators Urged to Back Bill Targeting Hamas and Hizbullah for Using Human Shields

(JTA) AIPAC and the ADL are urging lawmakers to co-sponsor a Senate bill introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) targeting Hizbullah and Hamas for using human shields. AIPAC said, "Terrorist groups - including Hamas, Hizbullah and ISIS - are blatantly violating international law by placing their terrorist infrastructure among civilian populations and hiding behind innocent civilians as they carry out armed attacks." ADL said, "We strongly agree that the use of human shields by terrorist groups is illegal, harms innocent civilians, and impedes necessary efforts at self-defense by democracies such as the United States and Israel." Also backing the bill are B'nai B'rith International and the Orthodox Union.

2018-08-14 00:00:00

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