WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution condemning Hamas’ October 7th brutal terrorist attack on Israel and demanding the immediate release of innocent civilian hostages held by Hamas. Introduced by the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Hostage Task Force, Rep. French Hill (R-AR) and Rep. Haley Stevens (D-MI), this bipartisan resolution overwhelmingly passed the House.
“Holding innocent civilians hostage is immoral,” said Rep. French Hill. “While Hamas releasing some of the hostages last week was a step in the right direction, it is not enough until all those held against their will by this savage terrorist group are released from captivity. I am proud that my resolution with Rep. Haley Stevens passed the House tonight, further demonstrating our steadfast commitment to bringing all those held hostage by Hamas home safely.”
“Hamas’ continued detention of innocent civilians is evil,” said Rep. Haley Stevens. “Holding civilians hostage is a violation of international humanitarian law and morally corrupt. Last week’s release of hostages was an important step but is cold comfort to the nearly 200 hostages still held. This resolution demands that Hamas release all the innocent civilians they and their partners are holding captive. This resolution recognizes Hamas’ actions as evil and demonstrates our continued commitment to bringing all those held safely home.”
This resolution calls on Hamas to immediately release hostages taken during the October 2023 attack on Israel.