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Agreed to Senate (12/05/2001)

[Congressional Bills 107th Congress]
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[S. Con. Res. 88 Agreed to Senate (ATS)]

  1st Session
S. CON. RES. 88

   Expressing solidarity with Israel in the fight against terrorism.



                            December 5, 2001

Mr. Biden (for himself, Mr. Helms, Mr. Daschle, Mr. Lott, Mr. Bayh, Mr. 
 Bond, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Brownback, Mrs. Carnahan, Mr. Carper, Mr. Dodd, 
    Mr. Dorgan, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Graham, Mr. Hatch, Mr. 
    Hutchinson, Mr. Kerry, Mr. Kohl, Mr. Levin, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. 
  McConnell, Ms. Mikulski, Mr. Murkowski, Mrs. Murray, Mr. Nelson of 
 Florida, Mr. Sarbanes, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Thompson, and Mr. 
 Torricelli) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was 
                        considered and agreed to


                         CONCURRENT RESOLUTION

   Expressing solidarity with Israel in the fight against terrorism.

Whereas 26 innocent people in Israel were murdered in cold blood and at least 
        175 wounded by Palestinian terrorists, all within 14 hours, during the 
        weekend of December 1-2, 2001;
Whereas these deaths are the equivalent, on a basis proportional to the United 
        States population, of 1,200 American deaths and 8,000 wounded;
Whereas the President's Middle East envoy General Anthony C. Zinni has labeled 
        the terrorism of this past weekend ``the deepest evil one can imagine'';
Whereas this bloody weekend is part of an ongoing terror campaign often targeted 
        at youth and families and perpetrated by Islamic fundamentalist groups 
        Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad and by some elements of Palestinian 
        Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement;
Whereas President Bush declared at a joint session of Congress on September 20, 
        2001, that ``[e]very nation, in every region, now has a decision to 
        make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists. From this 
        day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support terrorism 
        will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime''; and
Whereas President Bush declared on December 2, 2001, that ``Chairman Arafat must 
        do everything in his power to find those who murdered innocent Israelis 
        and bring them to justice'': Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved by the Senate (the House of Representatives concurring), 
That Congress--
            (1) condemns the vicious terrorist murders of 26 innocent 
        people in Israel within 14 hours during December 1-2, 2001, and 
        extends its deepest sympathies to the State of Israel and to 
        the families of the victims;
            (2) expresses outrage at the ongoing Palestinian terrorist 
        campaign and insists that the Palestinian Authority take all 
        steps necessary to end it;
            (3) demands specifically that the Palestinian Authority 
        take action immediately to--
                    (A) destroy the infrastructure of Palestinian 
                terrorist groups;
                    (B) pursue and arrest terrorists whose 
                incarceration has been called for by the Government of 
                Israel; and
                    (C) either--
                            (i) prosecute such terrorists, provide 
                        convicted terrorists with the stiffest possible 
                        punishment, and ensure that those convicted 
                        remain in custody for the full duration of 
                        their sentences; or
                            (ii) render all arrested terrorists to the 
                        Government of Israel for prosecution;
            (4) urges the President to suspend all relations with 
        Yasser Arafat and the Palestinian Authority, if Yasser Arafat 
        and the Palestinian Authority fail to take the actions 
        described in paragraphs (2) and (3);
            (5) further urges the President to insist that all 
        countries harboring, materially supporting, or acquiescing in 
        the private support of Palestinian terrorist groups should end 
        such support, dismantle the infrastructure of such groups, and 
        bring all terrorists within their borders to justice; and
            (6) expresses the solidarity of the United States with 
        Israel in our common struggle against the scourge of terrorism.
    Sec. 2. The Secretary of the Senate shall transmit a copy of this 
concurrent resolution to the President.

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