U.S. Senate Resolution 69 Condemning Terrorist Attacks in Israel; January 24, 1995


1st Session

S. RES. 69

Condemning terrorist attacks in Israel.


January 24 (legislative day, January 10), 1995

Mr. Dole (for himself, Mr. Daschle, Mr. Helms, Mr. Pell, Mr. D'Amato, Mr. Packwood, Mrs. Boxer, Mr. Robb, Mr. Ford, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. Wellstone, Mr. Specter, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Brown, and Mr. McConnell) submitted the following resolution; which was considered and agreed to


Condemning terrorist attacks in Israel.

Whereas on January 22, 1995, a brutal and cowardly terrorist attack near Netanya, Israel killed 19 Israelis and wounded dozens more;

Whereas the terrorist group ``Islamic Jihad'' claimed credit for the January 22, 1995, attack in a statement issued in Damascus, Syria;

Whereas on December 25, 1994, a ``Hamas'' terrorist attack in Jerusalem wounded 13 civilians, including 1 American citizen;

Whereas on October 19, 1994, a Hamas terrorist attack in Tel Aviv killed 22 Israelis and wounded 48 more;

Whereas 110 Israeli citizens have been killed and hundreds more have been wounded in terrorist attacks since the Declaration of Principles was signed on September 13, 1993;

Whereas the Declaration of Principles obligates the Palestinian Authority to publicly condemn terrorist attacks, and to bring to justice perpetrators of such acts in territories under their control;

Whereas no perpetrators of these terrorist attacks have been brought to justice for their acts of violence by the Palestinian Authority;

Whereas the governments of Syria and Iran continue to provide safe haven and support for terrorist groups, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas, among others; and

Whereas continued acts of terrorism threaten the peace process in the Middle East: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, by the Senate, That--

(1) the terrorist attacks in Israel are condemned in the strongest possible terms;

(2) condolences are extended to the families of all those killed, and hopes are expressed for the rapid and complete recovery of all wounded in the January 22, 1995, attack;

(3) Chairman Arafat should, consistent with the obligations of the Declaration of Principles, publicly and forcefully condemn acts of terror against Israelis, take immediate steps to bring to justice those responsible for such acts, and implement steps to prevent future acts of terrorism in all territory under his control;

(4) President Assad should immediately end all support for terrorist groups, including safe haven, material and financial support, in all territory under his control; and

(5) the administration should undertake strong efforts to end the safe haven, training, and financial and other support granted terrorists by Iran, Syria and other states.

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