Biden Administration Accused of Illegally Funding Hamas – What You Need to Know
- October 10, 2023
Jeff Charles, Red State
A new interesting bit of information has surfaced in Israel’s war against Hamas, which began when it launched a surprise attack on Saturday, killing more than a thousand people and taking hostages. The Biden administration has faced scrutiny over its release of $6 billion in frozen funds to Iran, which has been found to have helped Hamas plan and execute the assault.
The Washington Free Beacon published a report in August detailing how Biden’s White House “pushed through plans to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer aid to the Palestinians despite internal assessments that those plans could boost the Iran-backed terrorist group Hamas.”
According to documents that the news outlet obtained, officials working in the State Department warned that the agency could be funding Hamas by sending aid to the Palestinians.
The documents—obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust—show the Biden administration was privately worried its efforts to restart Palestinian aid could benefit Hamas and other terror factions operating in the Gaza Strip. As officials publicly provided assurances to Congress and the press that this aid would be doled out “consistent with U.S. law,” the State Department was scrambling to secure a sanctions exemption that would let it skirt anti-terrorism laws.