Following the atrocious bombing of Al-Ahli Arab Baptist Hospital in Gaza, which caused hundreds of deaths among Palestinians—including children, the U.S. President Joe Biden pledged on Wednesday to provide $100 million for humanitarian aid for both Gaza and the West Bank.
“This money will support over 1 million displaced and conflict-affected Palestinians,” said Biden.
The U.S. president underscored that the funding will be directed only to those in dire humanitarian need, excluding Hamas which he described as “terrorist groups.”
Biden earlier clarified that the vast majority of Palestinians are not affiliated with Hamas, stressing that the militant group does not stand for the entirety of the Palestinian people.
“I am outraged and deeply saddened by the explosion at the Al Ahli Arab hospital in Gaza, and the terrible loss of life that resulted. Immediately upon hearing this news, I spoke with King Abdullah II of Jordan, and Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel and have directed my national security team to continue gathering information about what exactly happened,” commented Biden following the bombing of Gaza city Hospital.
President Biden already considered a supplemental request of roughly $100 billion that would include various forms of aid for both Israel and Ukraine, as well as funding to nations in the Indo-Pacific, including Taiwan, according to Bloomberg.
The same source said that aid for Israel is widely supported by members of both major political parties in the US Congress.