Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, applauded House passage of H. Res. 293, a bipartisan resolution authored by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), which condemns Palestinian Authority officials who are inciting an increasing number of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic attacks.
Upon passage of H. Res. 293, Chairman Royce said:
  “Since mid-September, Israel has suffered from a wave of terrorist attacks, fueled by hatred-filled incitement.  Palestinian militants, who are being encouraged and praised by Palestinian Authority officials, have attacked hundreds of Israelis, mainly with knives.  Victims include the elderly and even a two-year old toddler.
“The U.S. Congress is speaking loudly and clearly – Palestinian officials must work to restore calm and renounce violent statements.  And the Administration must finally tackle the incitement issue with the seriousness that it deserves.” 
Note: The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H. Res. 293 at the end of October.  The resolution’s passage followed a Committee hearing entitled “Words Have Consequences: Palestinian Authority Incitement to Violence.”