Woodall, Hastings Introduce Bill Assailing Palestinian Incitement
WASHINGTON – House Representatives Rob Woodall (R-GA) and Alcee Hastings (D-FL) introduced a bipartisan resolution condemning Palestinian incitement on Wednesday. The bill calls on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to “publically condemn incitement and acts of violence against Israeli citizens and to discontinue incitement in Palestinian Authority-controlled media outlets.”
In a statement, Hastings said, “Even as stabbings, shootings, and car-ramming attacks occur nearly every day, the international community has failed to clearly condemn these blatant acts of terrorism.”
The resolution includes a 27-page introduction that lists every Palestinian attack or attempted strike from September 2015 until the present day. According to Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Palestinians have launched over 300 attacks against Israelis during the past 18 months.
“Condemning these acts and standing with our friend and ally is crucial to the safety of Israel, the region, and freedom-loving people across the world,” Woodall noted.
AIPAC has highlighted the resolution on its website.