During his trip to Israel, President Joe Biden visited announced $100 million in aid to Gaza and the West Bank.
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However, several Republican politicians have suggested that the aid will end up in the hands of terrorists.
“Aid to Gaza is what Biden is prioritizing today? This aid is of course confiscated by Hamas. No tax money should be sent to Gaza. Stop funding jihad!” tweeted Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is currently running in the GOP presidential primary.
“Under the current circumstances, ‘humanitarian aid’ means supplying Hamas terrorists. “President Biden continues to encourage Iran and its terror proxies,” said Republican Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas claims.
“Not a single dollar of U.S. aid should go to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip until all hostages, including AMERICANS, are safely released,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fl.) said in a statement tweet.
“Biden announced $100 million in humanitarian aid for the Palestinians. He might as well have announced $100 million in aid to Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” said Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee explained in a post on X.
Some Democrats have expressed support for the president’s move to provide the aid.
“I welcome and support President Biden’s decision to provide significant humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank. Any legitimate response to Hamas violence must be aimed at preventing civilian harm and targeting,” Democratic Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois said in a statement tweet.
Earlier this month, Hamas invaded Israel and committed shocking atrocities, including murdering children and taking hostages. Militants in Gaza have fired rockets at cities across the Jewish state Associated Press, and Israel has carried out airstrikes against the Gaza Strip. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the country would “wipe out Hamas.”
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