H.Res.76 - Condemning the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, which occurred on November 28, 2002.108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] (Introduced 02/12/2003)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 02/12/2003 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 108th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H. Res. 76 Introduced in House (IH)] 108th CONGRESS 1st Session H. RES. 76 Condemning the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, which occurred on November 28, 2002. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 12, 2003 Mr. Wynn (for himself, Ms. Ros-Lehtinen, Mr. Lantos, Mr. Smith of New Jersey, Mrs. Jones of Ohio, Mr. Crowley, Mr. McGovern, Mr. McNulty, Mr. English, Mr. Meeks of New York, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Berman, Mr. Ackerman, Ms. Norton, Mr. Hastings of Florida, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Dicks, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Michaud, Mr. Leach, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Kirk, Ms. Berkley, Mr. Ryan of Ohio, Mr. Waxman, Mr. Chabot, and Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Condemning the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, which occurred on November 28, 2002. Whereas on the morning of November 28, 2002, terrorists used explosive devices to attack the Israeli-owned Paradise Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya; Whereas ten Kenyans and three Israelis, including two young brothers, were killed in the attack; Whereas several dozen Kenyans and Israelis were injured in the attack; Whereas the Paradise Hotel was destroyed in the attack; Whereas as a result of the attack, the tourism industry in Kenya and other east African countries will likely be adversely impacted; Whereas on the morning of November 28, 2002, terrorists also fired two SA-97 heat-seeking missiles at an Israeli owned and operated Arkia Boeing 757- 300 outside the Mombasa Airport; Whereas the missiles barely missed the aircraft which was filled with 264 passengers and crew members; Whereas on December 4, 2002, President George W. Bush stated in reference to the attacks that Al Qaeda was involved in the bombings in Kenya; Whereas other terrorist organizations and networks cooperated with Al Qaeda in carrying out these attacks; Whereas the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, were part of a larger global campaign of terrorism by Al Qaeda to purposely target innocent civilians in the United States, Africa, Israel, and countries in other parts of the world; and Whereas other foreign-owned facilities in Kenya have been attacked by terrorists in the past, including the United States Embassy in Nairobi in 1998 and the Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi in 1980: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives-- (1) strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya, which occurred on November 28, 2002, in which innocent Kenyan and Israeli civilians were targeted; (2) expresses its condolences to the people of Kenya and Israel; (3) urges the President to seek the cooperation of all countries in the war on terrorism, including through the prohibition of financial support for Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations in the Middle East and Africa and through opposing the glorification of suicide bombers and other terrorists; and (4) urges the United States, Kenya, and Israel to stand united in the global war on terrorism that targets the civilized world and to work together to bring to justice the perpetrators of the terrorist attacks in Mombasa, Kenya. <all>