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Archive for Thursday, October 26, 2000

House calls on Palestinians to stop Mideast violence

October 26, 2000

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— The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Wednesday condemning Palestinians for the violence with Israel despite warnings that it would "inflame passions" and undermine the U.S. role as a broker for regional peace.

On a vote of 365-30, the House called on Palestinian leadership to stop the violence, refrain from making public statements that incite the public and settle its grievances through negotiations.

The nonbinding resolution expresses the House's "solidarity with the State and people of Israel at this time of crisis" and condemns the Palestinian leadership for "encouraging the violence and doing so little for so long to stop it."

The vote comes only days after the Palestinians won U.N. admonition of Israel.

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