U.S. House Passes Bipartisan Bill Against Use of Human Shields

(JNS) Jackson Richman - The House of Representatives passed a bipartisan bill on Monday that would enact sanctions on those who use human shields in war. The Senate unanimously passed its version in October. The STOP Using Human Shields Act officially condemns U.S.-designated terrorist group Hizbullah's use of human shields "as a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights." The bill mandates that the president impose sanctions on any entity that "knowingly and materially supports, orders, controls, directs or otherwise engages in" the exercise of human shields by Hizbullah and Hamas.

2018-12-12 00:00:00

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