This week, Joe Biden traveled to Israel to speak with leaders within the region. Several Arab leaders snubbed Biden by canceling their meetings with him. The president met with Israeli leaders and vowed continued support while they fight this war.
Many progressives in the United States have criticized Israel in the aftermath of the attack. Pro-Palestinians have staged protests, seemingly defending the horrific terror attack and slandering Israel.
Now, President Biden has pledged $100 million in aid. But some will be outraged when they learn where it’s going.
On Wednesday, Biden announced that the United States would be sending a $100 million aid package to Gaza and the West Bank.
“Let me be clear: If Hamas diverts or steals the assistance, they will have demonstrated once again that they have no concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people and it will end. As a practical matter, it will — it will stop the international community from being able to provide this aid.” [Source: The Post Millennial]
Critics will certainly slam Biden for his offer of $100 million in aid to Gaza and the West Bank. Biden claimed this money will be used for “humanitarian assistance,” in light of the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel.
Palestinian citizens are in harm’s way as Israel continues to attack Hamas in the Gaza strip. Israel has warned residents for days to flee the area. But Hamas leaders have prevented civilians from leaving the region. Hamas is known for using civilians as “shields” from attack.
Biden appears to be offering no assurance that Hamas will use this money to fund their terrorism. Hamas has long taken aid and resources meant for civilians to fund their attacks. They’ve even released videos of their insurgents digging up water pipes–to repurpose them as missiles.
Gaza has been in a deplorable state for years, due to Hamas officials taking international aid from residents and using it for terrorism.
Biden did not offer warning to Hamas. He only said if they take this money “they will have demonstrated once again that they have no concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people.” That statement does not prevent Hamas from doing just that.
No doubt, critics will hammer Biden for writing a check to a region known for squandering charity to spread destruction. Until Hamas is rooted out, it is unlikely that the Palestinian people will benefit from any support provided by the international community.
Author: Kit Fargo