US State Department’s allocation of $100 million in Palestinian aid prompts concerns

Biden Admin Can’t Guarantee Taxpayer Aid Won’t Enrich Hamas
by Adam Kredo
May 27, 2021

As the Biden administration allocates more than $100 million in U.S. taxpayer aid to the Palestinian government and aid groups, critics are raising concerns that the State Department cannot ensure this aid won’t reach the Iranian-backed terror group Hamas. State Department officials have thus far declined to outline what mechanisms, if any, it has put in place to stop a tranche of aid money from reaching Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip and is responsible for initiating a deadly conflict with Israel this month. The State Department admitted this week that it could not guarantee the tranche of money will be kept from Hamas. “As we’ve seen in life, as we all know in life, there are no guarantees,” a senior department official said. READ MORE

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