Yesterday, the US House of Representatives passed the Hamas Human Shields Prevention Act by a 415-0 vote.
The Bill makes provision for sanctions (asset freezes and travel restrictions) to be imposed against members of, or those acting on behalf of, Hamas that are responsible for, or complicit in, the use of human shields by Hamas. An agency or instrumentality of a foreign state may also be sanctioned for significantly facilitating (directly or indirectly) any act with respect to such use of human shields.
The Bill also urges the US to use its influence at the UN Security Council to secure support for a resolution imposing multilateral sanctions against Hamas’s use of human shields. The next stage is for the Senate to vote on the Bill.