Biden says Israel must allow new aid to reach Palestinians in Gaza ‘without delay’

US President Joe Biden demands that new humanitarian aid be allowed to immediately reach Palestinians in the Gaza Strip amid Israel’s ongoing war with Hamas.

“We’re going to immediately secure that aid and surge it…  including food, medical supplies, clean water,” Biden says after signing a massive military aid bill for Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan, which also includes $9 billion in humanitarian relief to citizens of Gaza and other war-torn regions.

While the final decision on allocation will be up to the White House, analysts expect roughly $2 billion will go to Gaza.

“Israel must make sure all this aid reaches the Palestinians in Gaza without delay,” he says.

The war in Gaza erupted after Hamas’s October 7 massacre, which saw some 3,000 terrorists burst across the border into Israel by land, air and sea, killing some 1,200 people and seizing 253 hostages, mostly civilians, many amid acts of brutality and sexual assault. Some 130 hostages are still held, not all of them alive.

Hamas claims 34,000 Gazans have been killed — an unverifiable figure that does not distinguish between combatants and civilians. Israel says it has killed over 13,000 gunmen, as well as 1,000 terrorists inside Israel on and soon after October 7. Some 260 IDF soldiers have been killed in the Gaza fighting.

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