SENATE MEMORIAL 3
56th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2024
Craig W. Brandt and Pat Woods and David M. Gallegos and
SUPPORTING THE STATE AND PEOPLE OF ISRAEL AND CONDEMNING THE HAMAS TERRORIST ORGANIZATION.
WHEREAS, on October 7, 2023, Hamas, a terrorist organization, engaged in a series of premeditated, coordinated and brutal terrorist attacks against the state of Israel and its people; and
WHEREAS, the attacks resulted in a horrific massacre, including the firing of thousands of rockets into areas populated by civilians, door-to-door raids in civilian neighborhoods and an assault on a music festival where more than two hundred sixty people were indiscriminately brutalized, assaulted, taken hostage and murdered; and
WHEREAS, over one thousand two hundred Israelis have been killed and more than five thousand Israelis and foreign nationals have been injured in the attacks; and
WHEREAS, one hundred thirty-two Israelis remain unaccounted for out of an estimated two hundred forty Israelis that were taken hostage by Hamas, with children and elderly people among the hostages; and
WHEREAS, on December 2, 2023, the vice president of the United States confirmed that thirty-five American citizens were killed in the terrorist attacks launched by Hamas; and
WHEREAS, Hamas has long called for the eradication of the state and people of Israel and has sought to slaughter, brutalize and abduct innocent Israeli civilians; and
WHEREAS, Hamas has routinely used innocent civilians to shield their weapons and terrorist militants from legitimate military engagement, resulting in civilian deaths that are entirely the fault of Hamas; and
WHEREAS, Hamas' use of human shields is a violation of international humanitarian law and an egregious war crime;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the members of the senate of the state of New Mexico unequivocally condemn the Hamas terrorist organization and the premeditated, coordinated and brutal terrorist attacks it made on the state and people of Israel; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the members of the senate of the state of New Mexico extend their unwavering support to the state and people of Israel and mourn those who were killed in the attacks; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be transmitted to the president of the United States, the United States secretary of state, the United States ambassador to Israel, the president pro tempore of the United States senate, the speaker of the United States house of representatives and New Mexico's congressional delegation.
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