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house Bill H.R. 1850

Should Foreign Entities Providing Financial Aid to Hamas & the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Be Sanctioned?

Argument in favor

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad spread violence and seek to destroy Israel. This is counter to U.S. values, and foreign governments & entities supporting those terror groups should be sanctioned.

Peter's Opinion
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07/23/2019
Yes, it’s in Hamas’s National charter to wipe Jews off the face of the planet. They are a terrorist organization. You folks know what happens if you’re gay in Palestine under Hamas rule? You’re hung in the streets. They are terrorists.
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jimK's Opinion
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07/23/2019
I think it is a worldwide responsibility to suppress any organization that advocates or directly supports hate-based terrorist attacks on innocent populations. Our involvement in sanctioning and getting allied interests to support sanctions against those who support terrorists needs to be strictly guided by a set of well defined and broadly accepted principals to insure our actions are strictly based upon humanitarian issues and not upon forcing our country’s geo-political interests upon other people. Decisions to sanction others cannot be permitted to be the sole responsibility of the executive branch without congressional oversight. We, as a responsible world partner, cannot permit an administration from disregarding our worldwide commitments because they don’t ‘like’ them or they get in the way of the ‘deal’ they want to make. If, collectively, our government feels the need to change or alter our commitments to world partners, then so be it. Otherwise, in today’s world our relationships with world partners are critical and need to be honored- they cannot be permitted to be arbitrarily abandoned or changed by an administration with no focus on the future or focused upon winning their next re-election ‘deal’
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Tricia 's Opinion
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07/23/2019
Of course. Why would sane people financially support these groups? There is no place in a civil society for radical Islam and it's barbaric regimes.
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Argument opposed

Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad are both already designated as terrorist organizations, so the mechanisms for taking measures against those supporting such organizations already exist.

Robert (steve)'s Opinion
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07/23/2019
If you got to do this, start with Saudi Arabia.
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Jodi's Opinion
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07/23/2019
Stop being Israel’s bitch. Sanctions are a form of illegal warfare except for in extreme circumstances. They are not to be bandied around just to bully other nations or punish them for exercising their sovereignty and engaging in normal relations with others. This imperialist lens through which the US conducts all foreign relations is the biggest threat to global peace and stability.
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Kodiwodi's Opinion
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07/22/2019
Once again we need to stay out of this or completely pull out of any involvement in negotiating a peace process.
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    Yes, it’s in Hamas’s National charter to wipe Jews off the face of the planet. They are a terrorist organization. You folks know what happens if you’re gay in Palestine under Hamas rule? You’re hung in the streets. They are terrorists.
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    If you got to do this, start with Saudi Arabia.
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    I think it is a worldwide responsibility to suppress any organization that advocates or directly supports hate-based terrorist attacks on innocent populations. Our involvement in sanctioning and getting allied interests to support sanctions against those who support terrorists needs to be strictly guided by a set of well defined and broadly accepted principals to insure our actions are strictly based upon humanitarian issues and not upon forcing our country’s geo-political interests upon other people. Decisions to sanction others cannot be permitted to be the sole responsibility of the executive branch without congressional oversight. We, as a responsible world partner, cannot permit an administration from disregarding our worldwide commitments because they don’t ‘like’ them or they get in the way of the ‘deal’ they want to make. If, collectively, our government feels the need to change or alter our commitments to world partners, then so be it. Otherwise, in today’s world our relationships with world partners are critical and need to be honored- they cannot be permitted to be arbitrarily abandoned or changed by an administration with no focus on the future or focused upon winning their next re-election ‘deal’
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    Stop being Israel’s bitch. Sanctions are a form of illegal warfare except for in extreme circumstances. They are not to be bandied around just to bully other nations or punish them for exercising their sovereignty and engaging in normal relations with others. This imperialist lens through which the US conducts all foreign relations is the biggest threat to global peace and stability.
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    Once again we need to stay out of this or completely pull out of any involvement in negotiating a peace process.
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    They are terrorist organizations, we should do everything we can to uproot them
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    Of course. Why would sane people financially support these groups? There is no place in a civil society for radical Islam and it's barbaric regimes.
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    People supplying aide to Israel should be sanctioned. No aide to Israel until they stop killing civilians! This is by no means a fair conflict. It's like a child burning ants with a magnifying glass. They don't see or treat them as humans, proof would be all the human rights violations!
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    No. One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter. Israel is not without blame here.
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    Anyone who supports terrorists should be sanctioned. Also, no foreign aid.
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    Yes, these countries should be penalized for allowing terrorists groups to reside and grow in their terrorists attempts. These countries should be working to eradicate such groups for the well-being of the world. To allow them sanctuary is to agree with what they’re doing.
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    Yes
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    Is there any good reason to NOT support this?
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    Without a doubt vote YES!
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    How could u say no to this
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    "Palestinian Islamic Jihad"? Is your brain broken, Brian (R-FL)? Seizing property in the US? Do we have a government, or is it just a Mafia, now? Hamas has zero power and is a fringe group in Palestine. Palestinians represent NO VALID terror threat outside of Palestine *&* only work to defend Palestinians from oppression and occupation. You know, like Israeli destroying housing arbitrarily, just because they felt like it, like they did today. This bill is sick.
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    Absolutely. Doing otherwise is basically funding the organizations that seek to commit terrorist acts.
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    Starve the flame to put out the fire.
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    Watch for yourselves Congress in action (or inaction as the case usually is) live at https://live.house.gov/ I keep this and the Senate on all day long. I don't watch many committee hearings anymore as it is totally about grandstanding, right Spartacus?
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    Those are terrorist organizations and any person including our Representatives who support them should be persecuted.
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