H.R.4693 - Arafat Accountability Act107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] (Introduced 05/09/2002)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||07/11/2002 Subcommittee Hearings Held.|
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Summary: H.R.4693 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Arafat Accountability Act - Expresses the support of Congress for the President's efforts to achieve comprehensive peace in the State of Israel.
Introduced in House (05/09/2002)
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) the United States should urge an immediate and unconditional cessation of all terrorist activities and the commencement of a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians; (2) the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA) should immediately surrender to Israel for detention and prosecution those Palestinian extremists wanted by Israel for the assassination of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Zeevi; and (3) Yasser Arafat and the PLO must take immediate and concrete action to publicly condemn all acts of terrorism, confiscate and destroy the infrastructures of terrorism, and end (and urge all Arab nations to end) financial support for terrorism.
Prohibits the Secretary of State (Secretary) and the Attorney General, respectively, from issuing a visa or admitting to the United States any member of the PLO or official of the PA. Permits the President to waive this prohibition in the national security interest of the United States.
Directs the President to reinstate the prohibition on the establishment or maintenance of a Palestinian information office in the United States, except for operation of the Permanent Observer Mission of Palestine (POM) at the United Nations. Requires the Secretary to impose travel restrictions on the senior official of the POM.
Requires the President to identify and freeze specific United States assets of the PLO and the PA.
Requires the President to report to specified congressional committees on PLO or PA terrorist activities.