House Democrats Vote Against GOP Bid to Sanction Hamas Militants

Last week, Republican Carlos Gimenez led an initiative in the US House of Representatives to condemn “acts of terrorism” committed by the Palestinian militant group Hamas and to increase support for Israeli citizens.

US House Democrats have rejected a bid by Republicans to consider legislation that would slap sanctions on Hamas militants amid an escalation of tensions in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

In a 217-209 decision on Tuesday, Democrats said “no” to holding a vote on the Palestinian International Terrorism Support Prevention Act authored by Republican Representative Brian Mast.

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