H.Res.1044 - Calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Israeli soldiers held captive by Hamas and Hezbollah, and for other purposes.109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.Res.1044 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (09/27/2006)
Demands that: (1) Hamas release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit; (2) Hezbollah accept the mandate of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1701 by releasing Israeli soldiers Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev; and (3) Hezbollah and Hamas accede to basic standards of humanitarian conduct and allow access to the Israeli captives by competent medical personnel and representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
Expresses: (1) condolences to the innocent individuals and families in Lebanon, Gaza, and Israel that have suffered from the fighting initiated by Hamas' and Hezbollah's terrorist acts; (2) commitment to Israel's survival as a Jewish and democratic state living in peace alongside an independent Palestinian state; (3) concern for the families of Gilad Shalit, Ehud Goldwasser, and Eldad Regev; and (4) commitment to seek the Israeli captives' release.
Condemns: (1) Hamas and Hezbollah for the cross border attacks and kidnappings which precipitated the armed conflict between Israel, Hezbollah, and armed Palestinian groups; and (2) Iran and Syria, the primary state sponsors of global terrorism and the patrons of Hezbollah and Hamas, for their ongoing support for international terrorism.