|Sponsor||Rep. Ackerman, Gary L.|
|Date||June 23, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)|
|Staff Contact||Ben Howard|
H.Res. 1359 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday, June 23, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage. The legislation was introduced by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY) on May 13, 2010.
H.Res. 1359 would resolve that the House of Representatives:
Gilad Shalit has been held in captivity by Hamas for almost four years. On June 25, 2006, contrary to international humanitarian law, Hamas together with allied terrorists crossed into Israel to attack a military post, killing two soldiers and wounding and kidnapping Gilad Shalit in an illegal effort to coerce the government of Israel. Congress previously expressed its concern for missing Israeli soldiers in Public Law 106-89 (113 Stat. 1305; November 8, 1999), which required the Secretary of State to raise the status of missing Israeli soldiers with appropriate government officials of Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, and other governments in the region, and to submit to Congress reports on those efforts and any subsequent discovery of relevant information.