Biden Urges Israel to Allow Immediate Aid to Palestinians in Gaza

Wed Apr 24 2024
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WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden on Wednesday demanded that new humanitarian aid be immediately allowed to reach Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as Israel has launched a relentless bombardment campaign in Gaza since October 7 that has left the besieged territory in ruins.

Following the signing of a massive military aid bill for Israel and Ukraine, which also included $1 billion in humanitarian aid for Gaza, Biden emphasized the urgent need to increase essential supplies, including food, medical supplies, and clean water, to alleviate the suffering of Palestinians.

“It is imperative that Israel allows all this aid to reach the Palestinians in Gaza without delay,” Biden stated.

The ongoing conflict in Gaza has strained relations between the United States and Israel, with concerns raised over Israel’s military actions and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed deployment of troops into the southern Gazan city of Rafah.

“This bill significantly increases humanitarian assistance we are sending to the innocent people of Gaza who are suffering badly,” Biden emphasized.

Palestinians in Gaza, where approximately 1.5 million people are sheltering Israeli bombardment, have borne the brunt of the conflict’s devastating impact. Biden reiterated the administration’s commitment to working tirelessly to facilitate the delivery of aid to Gaza and mitigate the suffering inflicted by the ongoing war.


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