Biden Handed Resources to Iran, Palestinians Ahead of the Attacks on Israel

The U.S. has effectively supported both sides of the Israeli-Hamas war

Written by Hudson Crozier

What’s happening: Terrorist attacks on Israel by the Iran-linked group Hamas have led to scrutiny of President Biden, who recently released $6 billion in frozen funds to Iran in exchange for hostages. Iranian officials have admitted to helping Hamas plan the attack since August — the same month the $6 billion deal was struck

  • The administration’s defense: The U.S. government claims Iran hasn’t yet spent the unfrozen funds and that spending is restricted to humanitarian needs.

Why it matters: Whether or not the $6 billion is directly spent on Hamas, Biden effectively aided the operation by freeing up Iran’s resources — in other words, launching the attacks became $6 billion cheaper for Iran, something Biden officials haven’t addressed. This is just the tip of the iceberg in a series of Biden’s actions indirectly supporting Palestinian terrorism.

The history: Former President Donald Trump cut off nearly all financial aid to the Palestinians over concerns it would be sent to Hamas and similar groups. Under Biden, the government resumed sending hundreds of millions of dollars while repeatedly acknowledging in its own reports that it could not prevent the funds from going toward the killing of Jews.

  • Weapons, too: In 2021, Biden’s military left behind heaps of weapons in Afghanistan that terrorists quickly seized. The Israeli military said in June that some of those weapons “have already been observed in the hands of Palestinian groups operating in the Gaza Strip,” Newsweek reported.

To make matters worse: Recent reports have exposed that some Biden foreign policy officials were part of an Iranian influence operation, adding to the scandal surrounding Biden’s handling of relations with Iran.

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