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  • Alyssa Spencer

Biden Administration To Send $100 Million In Federal Aid To Gaza Strip

Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist terror movement Hamas, take part in a rally marking three years since Operation Protective Edge, on July 20, 2017, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip. (Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90)

The Biden Administration announced this morning that the federal government will be sending $100 million dollars in “humanitarian aid” to the Gaza Strip. According to a statement from the White House press briefing room:

“President Biden announced today that the United States is providing $100 million in humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank. This funding will help support over a million displaced and conflict-affected people with clean water, food, hygiene support, medical care, and other essential needs. The United States provides humanitarian assistance through trusted partners including UN agencies and international NGOs.”

Many conservatives expressed concern that the Biden Administration is prioritizing the Gaza Strip. There is also concern that this aid package could get hijacked by the terrorist organization, Hamas. One of the conservatives who spoke against this course of action on X (formerly Twitter) was Florida Governor, and presidential primary candidate, Ron Desantis: “Aid to the Gaza Strip is what Biden is prioritizing today? This aid will of course be commandeered by Hamas. No taxpayer dollars should be sent to Gaza. Stop funding jihad!”

Gov. Desantis continued in a later post stating: “No U.S. tax dollars to the Gaza Strip. Hamas is holding American hostages and Biden wants to fund them? I challenge every Republican running to step up to the plate and oppose Biden’s $100 million gift to Hamas.”

U.S Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) also echoed this sentiment and has asked the Biden Administration to halt all U.S aid to Gaza stating: “Aid the U.S. sends to Gaza inevitably falls into the hands of Hamas. We must end aid to the Palestinians immediately.”

Conservative radio host, Dana Loesch responded to the news regarding aid being sent to Gaza in this statement: “Hamas stole all the aid that was given last time. Israel has regularly sent aid. They are under no obligation to send more nor is anyone else. Biden should ask Iran to send it since they helped Hamas start this mess.” She also stated in another post: “Hamas runs Gaza. They take all aid. You just announced another donation for terrorism. You're funding these attacks at this point with our tax (theft) dollars.”

This announcement to send aid to the Gaza Strip comes as Hamas is still holding hostages, some of which are American citizens.


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