Congressman Kustoff Introduces Resolution to Support Israel and Denounce ICJ and South Africa

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Reps. David Kustoff (R-TN) and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) recently introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to condemn the recent Order from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that wrongfully imposed provisional measures against the State of Israel for defending herself after the abhorrent October 7th attack by Hamas. 
Specifically, the resolution condemns the provisional measures order by the ICJ, condemns South Africa for bringing the meritless case against Israel, stands with Israel as she defends herself against Hamas, believes in Israel’s right to self-governance and self-defense, and calls on the Biden Administration to encourage other nations to support Israel in the ongoing case with South Africa and assess if and how South Africa has been complicit in supporting Hamas.

“Israel has every right to defend herself from the barbaric Hamas terrorists who killed 1,200 innocent men, women, and children and took hundreds captive on October 7th," said Congressman Kustoff. "That is why I joined Rep. Jackson in introducing this critical resolution condemning the recent provisional measures ordered by the International Court of Justice and South Africa for accusing Israel of committing and inciting genocide. Now more than ever, it is imperative the United States along with the international community stand with Israel and her efforts to combat this evil."
“It's abhorrent that South Africa would fall prey to terrorist propaganda and bring this case against Israel in the first place. Hamas, a designated Iranian-backed terrorist organization that proudly and publicly proclaims its goal of eliminating the State of Israel, should be put on trial for attacking Israel on October 7th, not Israel for defending itself from these barbaric terrorists. If South Africa and the ICJ truly cared about Palestinians, they would demand Hamas release every single hostage. Instead, South Africa and the ICJ would rather distort the truth and seek the approval of Iran and its terrorist proxies. America must do whatever it takes to defend our greatest ally in the Middle East. This includes calling out antisemitic, globalist organizations, such as the ICJ, for falsely calling Israel genocidal, which is exactly the propaganda Hamas and Iran want the world to believe. Thank you to my friend Congressman Kustoff for joining me in introducing this important resolution which makes it crystal clear that Israel has the fundamental right to defend its right to exist," said Congressman Jackson. 
The resolution was cosponsored by Reps. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), Diana Harshbarger (R-TN), Mike Bost (R-IL), Carol Miller (R-WV), Michael Guest (R-MS), Randy Weber (R-TX), Keith Self (R-TX), Jake Ellzey (R-TX), Joe Wilson (R-SC), Tom Tiffany (R-WI), Jack Bergman (R-MI), Nancy Mace (R-SC), Juan Ciscomani (R-AZ), Mike Lawler (R-NY), Anthony D’Esposito (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Troy Nehls (R-TX), and Nick Langworthy (R-NY).

Click here to read the full text of the resolution. 


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