AIPAC, ADL behind Senate bipartisan effort addressing terror groups

JERUSALEM POST
U.S. Senate urged to push bill targeting Hamas, Hezbollah use of human shields
by JTA
August 12, 2018

AIPAC, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and the Anti-Defamation League are urging United States lawmakers to co-sponsor a bill targeted at terrorist groups Hamas and Hezbollah for their use of human shields. The Senate bill, introduced last week by Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., would sanction those who use civilians to shield themselves while carrying out attacks. It singles out Hamas and Hezbollah as egregious violators. Three Democrats and 12 Republicans have sponsored the bill thus far, but a statement Friday by the Anti-Defamation League — a relatively liberal nonpartisan group — could drive up Democratic co-sponsorship. READ MORE

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