FM Katz thanks Biden for signing military aid bill: ‘Our alliance is ironclad’

Foreign Minister Israel Katz thanks US President Joe Biden for signing into law a bill that will provide $17 billion in wartime assistance to Israel and $9 billion in humanitarian relief to citizens of Gaza and other war-torn regions.

“Our alliance is ironclad. Thank you @POTUS,” the foreign minister writes in a short post on X, formerly Twitter.

The bill passed the Senate in an overwhelming 79-18 vote late last night after the House had approved the package over the weekend.

The overall $95 billion aid package includes $17 billion in defense aid to Israel, and some $9 billion in humanitarian relief to people in Gaza as well as other war-torn regions (the final decision on allocation is up to the White House, with analysts expecting roughly $2 billion will go to Gaza).

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