Summary: S.Res.534 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate without amendment (07/18/2006)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Reaffirms steadfast support for Israel.

Supports Israel's right of self-defense and its right to take appropriate action to deter aggression by terrorist groups and their state sponsors.

Urges the President to continue to fully support Israel in exercising its right of self-defense in Lebanon and Gaza.

Calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldiers held captive by Hezbollah or Hamas.

Condemns the governments of Iran and Syria for their continued support for Hezbollah and Hamas and holds these governments responsible for the acts of aggression carried out by Hezbollah and Hamas against Israel.

Condemns Hamas and Hezbollah for exploiting civilian populations as shields and locating their military activities in civilian areas.

Urges the President to use all available political and diplomatic means, including sanctions, to persuade the governments of Syria and Iran to end their support of Hezbollah and Hamas.

Calls on the government of Lebanon to do everything in its power to free the kidnapped Israeli soldiers held in Lebanon and to fulfill its responsibility under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1559 to disband and disarm Hezbollah.

Calls on the Security Council to: (1) condemn these unprovoked acts; and (2) demand compliance with Resolution 1559, which requires that Hezbollah and other militias be disbanded and disarmed and that all foreign forces leave Lebanon.

Urges all sides to protect innocent civilian life and infrastructure and strongly supports the use of all diplomatic means to free the captured Israeli soldiers.

Recognizes that thousands of American nationals reside peacefully in Lebanon and that those American nationals in Lebanon concerned for their safety should receive full U.S. government assistance.