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Florida Congresswoman Wants to Withhold Funds Until UN Condemns Hamas

U.S. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna, R-Fla., is championing a proposal to “cease all funding to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) until the UN Security Council and UN General Assembly pass a resolution condemning Hamas for its brutal October 7 terror attacks against Israel.”

Luna introduced the “Stand with Israel Act” this week with more than a dozen co-sponsors in the U.S. House, including U.S. Reps. Jared Moskowitz, D-Fla., and Greg Steube, R-Fla.

“It should not be a heavy lift for the UN, which claims to promote global human rights, to pass a resolution condemning what will go down in history as one of the deadliest attacks against the Jewish people,” Luna said.

“The United States should not fund the UN Human Rights Council until it stops targeting our closest ally,” Luna added. “The UN must unequivocally condemn Hamas’s utter disregard for human life and the terror they are inflicting on Israelis and the innocent Palestinians they use as human shields. Until this institution can defend objective human rights, not subjective ideological bias, it is a scourge to the values it claims to champion.”

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The congresswoman’s office insisted the “UN Human Rights Council has a long history of anti-Semitism and disproportionately targeting Israel, yet consistently turns a blind eye to human rights abuses conducted by numerous countries across the globe.”

“The hypocrisy in all of this is while the UNHRC lectures Israel on defense, China (one of their HRC members) is actively putting Muslims in concentration camps. It’s time they save the world their virtue-signaling and we defund them,” Luna said.

The bill was sent to the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee. So far, there is no companion measure over in the U.S. Senate.


  • Kevin Derby

    Originally from Jacksonville, Kevin Derby is a contributing writer for Florida Daily and covers politics across Florida.

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