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Source: United States of America
15 September 2005



Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily,... (Introduced in House)

HRES 448 IH

109th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 448


Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 15, 2005


Mr. CAPUANO submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

RESOLUTION

Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes.

Whereas the Government of Israel has committed to and accomplished its historic disengagement from the Gaza Strip and from four settlements in the West Bank;

Whereas almost 9,000 Israelis left behind homes, farms, and business where they had lived and worked for more than 30 years, accepting, as citizens of a democracy, a policy proposed by the Prime Minister and approved by the Knesset;

Whereas the Israeli Defense Force and police officers carried out the evacuation in good order, with discipline and restraint;

Whereas the Palestinian Authority worked to minimize violence so that the disengagement did not take place `under fire';

Whereas the Government of Egypt has undertaken responsibility to patrol the Philadelphi route on the border of Egypt and the Gaza Strip with 750 of its own police officers;

Whereas the European Union has lauded the `historic progress' of disengagement and praised both Israel and the Palestinian Authority for the `commitment to overcome the difficult challenges they face';

Whereas the United Nations Security Council commended both Israel and the Palestinian Authority for the successful disengagement and noted, as well, the efforts of James D. Wolfensohn, former President of the World Bank Group, relating to the economic future of the Gaza Strip;

Whereas James D. Wolfensohn has secured pledges of $14 million from private donors, under the auspices of the Aspen Institute, to preserve commercial greenhouses in the Gaza Strip, compensate their Israeli owners, arrange for continued employment of an estimated 3,500 Palestinians, and ensure a continuing source of export revenue for the Gaza Strip;

Whereas a meeting, hosted by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, took place on September 1, 2005, between the Foreign Ministers of Israel and Pakistan, Silvan Shalom and Khursheed Kasuri, a historic first meeting between representatives of the two countries;

Whereas Pakistani Foreign Minister Kasuri attributed the meeting to the importance that Pakistan attaches to Israel's disengagement from the Gaza Strip; and

Whereas the Kingdom of Jordan has worked over many years to bring peace to the Middle East: Now, therefore, be it






H.RES.448
Title:
Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes.
Sponsor:
Rep Capuano, Michael E. [MA-8] (introduced 9/15/2005)      Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action:
9/15/2005 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the House Committee on International Relations.

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