Biden Admin’s Lies About Aid to Gaza Are Totally Unbelievable
- October 9, 2023
Spencer Brown, Townhall
White House aides spent the weekend crying about “misinformation” from those critical of the Biden administration’s decision to unfreeze $6 billion for Iran — the financial and often strategic backer of Hamas and other anti-Israel terrorist organizations — as well as seeking to dispel talk that “aid” money Biden sent to Gaza boosted Hamas terrorists.
According to reporting from The Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo in August, the outlet obtained internal documents that showed the Biden administration “pushed through plans to distribute hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer aid” to areas controlled by Hamas “despite internal assessments that those plans could boost the Iran-backed terrorist group.
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.
Despite the acknowledged “high risk” of sending taxpayer-funded aid to Hamas-controlled Gaza, the Biden administration green-lit the plan anyway and Hamas terrorists subsequently carried out the deadliest attack against Jewish people since the Holocaust.