Palestine

U.S. Announces More Aid to Palestine But Will It Help?

As the U.S. boasts about being the largest single contributor to aid for Gaza, it’s hard to ignore that the nation is the cause of Palestinian suffering

Arturo Dominguez
4 min readJun 12, 2024

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On Tuesday, during the “Call for Action: Urgent Humanitarian Response for Gaza” Conference in Egypt, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced an additional $404 million in aid for Gaza bringing the total to $674 million over eight months as he boasted about the United States being the largest single contributor to aid for Gaza.

But considering that the U.S. is Israel’s largest weapons supplier — weapons used to kill innocent civilians — it’s hard to ignore that it bears much of the responsibility for playing a major role in what causes Palestinian suffering. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres spoke at the conference about the suffering in Egypt reminding the world just how serious the situation has become and how it’s only growing worse by the day.

“It is now 8 months since the horrific Hamas terror attacks of 7 October and the abduction of Israeli men, women, and children to Gaza,” Guterres said. “But 8 months of relentless suffering for Palestinian civilians in Gaza, the speed and scale of…

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Arturo Dominguez

Journalist covering Congress, Racial Justice, Human Rights, Cuba, Texas | Editor: The Antagonist Magazine |