US House of Representatives passes resolution calling on Hamas to release all hostages

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Israel passes resolution recognizing Israel’s right to exist as an independent state

On the 28th (local time), the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution urging the Palestinian armed faction Hamas to release all hostages in the Gaza Strip and a resolution recognizing Israel’s right to exist as an independent state, American political media The Hill reported. .

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According to reports, the ‘Hamas Resolution’ was unanimously passed in the House of Representatives on this day with 414 in favor and 0 against.

This resolution contains content condemning Hamas for carrying out a terrorist attack against Israel and detaining hostages on the 7th of last month.

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Additionally, the ‘Israel Resolution’ was adopted in the House of Representatives with 412 votes in favor, 1 against, and 1 abstention. Representative Thomas Massey (Republican, Kentucky) was the only one to vote against, and Representative Rashida Tlaib (Democratic, Michigan), the only Palestinian member of the U.S. Congress, abstained.

The bill rejects the destruction of Israel and includes language defining “denying Israel’s right to exist as a form of anti-Semitism.”

Representative Massey said the reason he opposed the bill was “because it equates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism.” In a post he posted on

Representative Tlaib criticized Israel’s response to the Hamas raid, saying Israeli leaders are committing genocide in the Gaza Strip.

Western countries, including the United States, have designated Hamas as a terrorist organization.

The two sides have been holding a ceasefire and exchanging hostages and prisoners since the 24th. The temporary ceasefire was originally scheduled to end on the 27th, but the agreement was extended until the 29th, with Hamas releasing 20 additional hostages.

Hamas has so far released more than 80 hostages, and Israel has released 180 Palestinian prisoners. According to President Joe Biden’s administration, about 170 hostages are still being held in Gaza, eight or nine of whom are Americans.

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