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Human Rights: civilian/child killings in Palestine

That the Senate—

(a)
notes with regret the number of people who have been killed in the recent hostilities in Gaza and southern Israel;
(b)
expresses deep concern regarding the 437 Palestinian children killed, as indicated by the Palestinian Health Authority; and
(c)
calls on the Government to:
(i)
provide urgent additional funding for recovery and reconstruction efforts to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East, including the $10 million already committed in 2009 to Gaza, and
(ii)
support medical treatment to assist Palestinian children and their families, including consideration of medical evacuation.

Question agreed to.

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