Summary: President Biden vows unwavering support for Israel and blames Gaza militants for hospital attack; allocates $100 million for Gaza and West Bank humanitarian aid.
During his visit to Tel Aviv, President Joe Biden reiterated the United States’ commitment to Israel while condemning the deadly attack on an Israeli hospital by militants in Gaza. He pledged $100 million in humanitarian assistance to help the over 1 million people displaced by the ongoing conflict in Gaza and the West Bank. Biden also announced his plans to request an unprecedented support package for Israel’s defense from Congress. The president expressed his grief for the loss of life and warned Hamas against misusing the aid, vowing to halt it if not used for the welfare of civilians. Meanwhile, the US ambassador to the UN, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, vetoed a resolution on Gaza’s humanitarian assistance due to its failure to mention Israel’s right of self-defense.
Tags: Joe Biden, Israel, Gaza, Humanitarian aid, Defense support, Hospital attack, Hamas, UN veto, Linda Thomas-Greenfield