On Oct. 11, the Senate passed the Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act (H.R. 3342) mandates sanctions against members of Hamas and Hezbollah responsible for the use of human shields.
Hamas and Hezbollah are blatantly violating international law by placing their terrorist infrastructure among civilian populations. In any future conflict in Gaza or Lebanon, the lives of innocent civilians will be endangered because of the reckless and illegal behavior of these terrorist organizations.
The bipartisan legislation—authored by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Joe Donnelly (D-IN) with an amendment by Chairman Bob Corker (R-TN)—mandates sanctions against members of Hamas and Hezbollah responsible for the use of human shields as well as agencies of foreign states that support these groups in this heinous practice.
Please thank your senators for supporting the bipartisan bill.