Joe Biden’s Secretary of State Anthony Blinken reauthorized $235 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians just weeks before their terrorist group Hamas recently launched a massive attack against Israel.
The assistance package, announced by Blinken on April 7, calls for $150 million through the United Nations relief agency UNRWA, $75 million in U.S. economic and development assistance and $10 million for peace-building programs.
“U.S. foreign assistance for the Palestinian people serves important U.S. interests and values. It provides critical relief to those in great need, fosters economic development, and supports Israeli-Palestinian understanding, security coordination and stability,” Blinken said in a statement.
“It also aligns with the values and interests of our allies and partners. The United States is committed to advancing prosperity, security, and freedom for both Israelis and Palestinians in tangible ways in the immediate term, which is important in its own right, but also as a means to advance towards a negotiated two-state solution.”
Just a month later, Palestinian Islamic terror group Hamas launched over 1000 rockets into Israel, killing dozens.
One Qassam rocket costs about $800, so the most recent massive assault cost Hamas about $800,000 so far.
This renewed hot war between Israel and the Palestinians is also showing no signs of letting up.
President Trump had cut $200 million in U.S. aid to Palestinians in Gaza in 2018 to redirect the funds for more “high-priority projects elsewhere.”
Harrison breaks down the most recent news regarding the events leading up to the recent violence in Israel.