The United States is allocating more than $100 million of taxpayer funds to the Palestinian government and other aid groups in response to the conflict between Israel and Gaza in the Middle East, the Biden administration says there’s “no guarantee” that Hamas won’t receive a portion of the aid.
“As we’ve seen in life, as we all know in life, there are no guarantees,” a senior official with the State Department said after being asked if Hamas will receive aid.
The Trump administration withdrew from sending aid to Iran in 2018, a decision made after the Obama administration provided aid to Iran which led to the Iranian government dispersing aid to Iranian-back terrorist groups such as Hamas.
“The Biden Administration has a fundamental obligation to do whatever it can to prevent American taxpayer dollars from winding up in the bank accounts of terrorists. It is in no way acceptable for the State Department to flippantly offer that this is all a matter of fate well beyond their control,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R. Calif.), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, told the Washington Free Beacon.