For anyone confused by the terminology Palestine = Hamas. It is governed by Hamas and while many Palestinians despise the terrorist regime, Hamas was elected to the position. It has repaid the voters by hiding arms, ammunition and explosives in tunnels and bunkers under schools and hospitals. Any talk that money is funneled through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) should be taken with a larger shaker of salt. ~ SRC comment
From: Open The Books
A new chapter in history was opened when Hamas terrorists invaded Israel.
Immediately, our auditors at OpenTheBooks dug into how your tax dollars were spent on Palestinian aid by the Biden administration.
President Biden restarted Palestinian aid in April 2021 after an August 2018 Trump freeze.
Under Biden’s presidency, the U.S. has sent over $1 billion in Palestinian aid through a United Nations special account. In the FY2024 budget bills, Biden was requesting another $260 million.
You can read the full breakdown of the spending — and how it compares to the Obama and Trump eras – at OpentheBooks Substack.
A brief preview:
- President Trump completely halted funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for the Near East (created to direct aid to Palestinians).
- President Biden restored the cashflow, with Secretary of State Antony Blinken admitting “no guarantee” the money would stay out of the hands of Hamas.
- President Biden restarted aid after the Trump freeze in April 2021 and within weeks, rockets were raining down on Israel.
- U.S. tax dollars to The United Nations UNRWA fund have steadily ticked up from $318.4M in 2021 to $363.9M in 2022, to $371M in 2023.
This is only part of the story.
Read about the gruesome “pay for slay” policy at the Palestinian Authority / Palestine Liberation Organization that made President Trump say enough was enough.