Gallagher, Suozzi Lead Bipartisan Call for Biden Administration to Sanction Hamas and Hizballah

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — As first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, Reps. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) and Tom Suozzi (D-NY) led more than 20 members of the House in calling on the Biden Administration to impose sanctions on members of Hamas and Hizballah who have used human shields.

Gallagher and Suozzi previously introduced the SHIELDS Act, which was signed into law in 2018, and required the administration to submit an annual report to Congress on the use of human shields and to sanction individuals implicated in these crimes by December 21, 2019. Two years after this deadline, the administration has yet to implement these sanctions, despite clear evidence of the use of human shields earlier this year.

In part, the lawmakers wrote“While the U.S. government has taken other strong measures to combat Hamas and Hizballah in recent years, it has yet to sanction Hamas and…

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