Biden Vows “Unprecedented Support” For Israel’s Defense; Pledges Aid to Gaza Amid Concerns it Will Reach Hamas

Objectivity 4.5 | Credibility 4.8 | Relevance 4.7

During his return from Israel, President Biden announced that Egypt’s president agreed to open the Gaza border for humanitarian aid supplies. He also pledged $100 million for Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. However, he warned that if Hamas diverted or misused the aid, he would prevent further international assistance. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) criticized this decision, citing concerns about the aid reaching Hamas. Biden also promised “unprecedented support” for Israel’s defense. In response, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the issue of Israeli hostages, presented evidence regarding a hospital strike in Gaza, and the White House National Security Council supported Israel’s stance. Tensions continued as Iran’s President called for severing ties with Israel.