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IV

108TH CONGRESS

1ST SESSION

H. RES. 341

Urging the President of the European Union to add Hezbollah to the

European Union's wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

JULY 24, 2003 Mr. SAXTON (for himself and Mr. ENGEL) submitted the following resolution;

which was referred to the Committee on International Relations

RESOLUTION Urging the President of the European Union to add

Hezbollah to the European Union's wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations.

Whereas Hezbollah is a Lebanon-based radical organization

with terrorist cells based in Europe, Africa, North America, and elsewhere, receiving financial, training, weapons,

and political and organizational aid from Iran and Syria; Whereas Hezbollah has been suspected of numerous terrorist

acts, including but not limited to, the suicide truck bombing of the United States Embassy and Marine Barracks in Beirut in October 1983 and the Embassy annex in

Beirut in September 1984;
Whereas Hezbollah has attacked numerous Israeli targets in

South America in the mid-1990s, including the Israeli
Embassy in Buenos Aires in 1994;

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Whereas even after the adherence of Israel to United Nations

Security Council Resolution 425 by withdrawing from
South Lebanon, Ilezbollah has continued to carry out at-

tacks against Israel and its citizens; Whereas in the 108th Congress, the House of Representa

tives adopted House Resolution 285, urging the European Union to classify Hamas, another Palestinian terrorist organization, as a terrorist organization for purposes of prohibiting funding from the European Union to Hamas;

Whereas Ilezbollah provides training and weapons to Hamas

and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad for use by these groups against Israeli targets;

Whereas the Director of Central Intelligence calls Hezbollah

"an organization with the capability and worldwide presence (equal to] al Queda, equal if not far more (of a) capable organization [t]hey're a notch above in many respects . . . which puts them in a state sponsored category with a potential for lethality that's quite great"';

Whereas although the European Union has included Imad

Fayiz Mughniyah, a key operations and intelligence officer of Hezbollah, on its terrorist list, it has not included his organization on the list;

Whereas Hezbollah continues to be sponsored and supported

by such countries as Syria and Iran; and

Whereas cooperation between the United States and Europe

regarding combating international terrorism is essential: Now, therefore, be it

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Resolved, that the House of Representatives,

•HRES 341 IH

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(3) condemns Hezbollah's continuous support of other Palestinian terrorist organization such as

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Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

•HRES 341 IH

At this point, for the sake of time, I will also place the amendment I am offering on the table as well.

The clerk will read the amendment.
Ms. HALLOCK. “Amendment-

Mrs. Davis. I ask unanimous consent that the amendment be considered as read.

[The amendment referred to follows:]

H.L.C.

AMENDMENT TO H. RES. 341

OFFERED BY MRS. JO ANN DAVIS OF VIRGINIA

Amend the title so as to read: “Resolution urging

the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European

Union's wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations.”.

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