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DeSantis blasts Biden for prioritizing Gaza aid that will be ‘commandeered’ by Hamas over rescuing hostages

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis slammed President Biden on Tuesday accusing him of prioritizing humanitarian aid to Gaza, which has reportedly been compromised by Hamas in the past, over rescuing American and Israeli hostages.

“Innocent Americans and Israelis are being held hostage by Hamas terrorists, yet Biden is more focused on sending ‘humanitarian aid’ to Gaza that will be commandeered by Hamas terrorists,” the GOP presidential candidate posted on X Tuesday.  

“Biden should work with Israel to free all American and Israeli hostages, not shower Hamas with money.”

The DeSantis post included a screenshot of a Reuters news article with the headline “US and Israel to develop aid plan for Gaza civilians, Blinken says.”

Fox News Digital reported on Saturday that the Biden administration has sent hundreds of millions in taxpayer money, including tens of millions in COVID relief funds, to a United Nations agency accused of harboring Hamas terrorists in the past.

“The USA should not be placing conditions on our support for Israel because of demands from the ‘Squad,'” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said this week.  

“Humanitarian aid repeatedly ends up in the hands of Hamas terrorists who use it to build rockets & kill more Israelis. We should immediately halt U.S. aid for the Palestinians.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Andrew Mark Miller is a reporter at Fox News. Find him on Twitter @andymarkmiller and email tips to AndrewMark.Miller@Fox.com.

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