Congressman Joe Wilson's Statement on European Parliament Resolution Condemning Hamas

Apr 20, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Joe Wilson's Statement on European Parliament Resolution Condemning Hamas

Springdale, S.C – Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC), Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on the European Union, released the following statement regarding the European Parliament’s recently passed resolution that condemns the terrorist group Hamas.

For too long, the terrorist organization Hamas has taken shelter and launched offensives against Israel from civilian areas, including hospitals and schools - knowingly and carelessly putting innocent lives at risk. They use innocent Palestinians as shields to continue perpetrating their murderous plots. I am grateful that the European Parliament passed a resolution that condemns the terrorist organization Hamas, and specifically their use of innocent humans as shields.”

Background

Last year, Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) and Congressman Seth Moulton (MA-06), joined by original co-sponsors Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) and Congressman Ted Deutch (FL-22), introduced the bipartisan Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, legislation that would sanction Hamas for violating human rights standards by using civilians as human shields. H.R. 3542, the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act, passed the House unanimously on February 14th, 2018.