Summary: H.Con.Res.149 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (03/12/1996)

Condemns the terror attacks in Jerusalem, Ashkelon, and Tel Aviv. Extends condolences to the victims' families and to the Government and people of Israel.

Reaffirms full support for Israel in its efforts to combat terrorism as it attempts to pursue peace with its neighbors in the region.

Calls upon the Palestinian Authority, the Palestinian Council, and Chairman Arafat to: (1) apprehend and punish the perpetrators of terror attacks, to prevent such acts in the future, to confiscate all unauthorized weapons, and to avoid and condemn all statements and gestures which signal tolerance for such acts and their perpetrators; (2) eliminate the terrorist structure and terrorist activities of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and all other terror groups; and (3) adopt legislative and executive measures to ban the existence and operations of all terrorist organizations resident in the Palestinian autonomous areas.

Insists that Chairman Arafat convene the Palestinian National Council so that the Palestinian National Covenant will be amended of vile references to Israel within 60 days after the Council's inauguration on March 7, 1996. Reaffirms that the Covenant must be amended in order for the peace process to succeed. Calls upon the Palestinian people to support the deletion of anti-Israel language from the Covenant, to express their revulsion for terrorism against Israel, and to condemn and isolate those elements of Palestinian society that employ and support such terrorist acts.

Urges: (1) all parties to the peace process to bring to justice the perpetrators of acts of terrorism and to cease harboring, financing, and arming terror groups; and (2) the United States to act against those governments who continue to harbor, arm, or finance terror groups seeking to undermine the peace process.

Calls upon: (1) those Arab states that have failed to condemn these acts of terrorism to do so immediately and to support all efforts in the region to combat terrorism; and (2) the international community to cooperate with the United States in isolating states which engage in international terrorism.

Insists that Iran and Syria cease all support for all terrorist groups operating in areas under their control and refrain from all activities in opposition to the Middle East peace process.

Expresses the intent to reconsider U.S. assistance to the Palestinian Authority in light of the steps that must be taken by the Authority against terrorist infrastructures and operations.

Praises U.S. efforts to provide Israel with all appropriate antiterrorism resources to eliminate the tide of terrorist incidents against Israel.