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People in Gaza Need Food, Not a Publicity Stunt by the U.S. Government

Mar 11, 2024

First, the Israeli government dropped bombs and missiles on Gaza, killing over 30,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children. Next, the Israeli government began starving Palestinians to death.

The U.S. government said it would help the people of Gaza by dropping food from planes. The first drop was 38,000 meals—for over 2 million people!!! Then Biden announced that the U.S. government would build a floating pier from which to deliver food into Gaza—maybe 60 days from now!!!

The actions of the U.S. government are worse than cynical. The U.S. government knows there is absolutely no need to airdrop food into Gaza. Just resume bringing all food deliveries into Gaza by truck, just like they have always gotten their food. There is no need to build a new pier in Gaza. There is a deepwater port in the Israeli city of Ashdod, less than 25 miles north of Gaza. Food is not coming in that way only because Israel has closed the northern border crossing into Gaza. Food deliveries into Gaza could be drastically increased immediately! All it would take would be for the Israeli invasion forces to back off, open the borders, and stop slowing down the food trucks.

The U.S. knows all this. And the U.S. government knows it could force the Israeli government to open food deliveries into Gaza. The Israeli government could not wage this barbaric war on the people of Gaza without the backing and support of the U.S. government.

The U.S. government is responsible for the deaths and starvation in Gaza. For the U.S. government to pretend that they care about the Palestinians by dropping a few food packages is entirely despicable.