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[-] givesomefucks@lemmy.world 37 points 1 month ago

And Israel lets suitcases full of cash into Gaza for Hamas...

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/10/world/middleeast/israel-qatar-money-prop-up-hamas.html

But they stop actual aid to citizens of Gaza because Hamas might take it...

Netanyahu is a far right authoritarian, and they need an enemy to point to. So his government helps Hamas while hurting civilians so they join Hamas.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 3 points 1 month ago

a far right authoritarian, and they need an enemy to point to

There's a word for people like that.

[-] jordanlund@lemmy.world 26 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

$100 million seems low?

I mean, the US sends billions per year to Israel with a cumulative total just under $300 billion in aid?

https://www.cfr.org/article/us-aid-israel-four-charts

"Israel has been the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign aid since its founding, receiving about $300 billion (adjusted for inflation) in total economic and military assistance."

[-] NOT_RICK@lemmy.world 5 points 1 month ago

That’s the beauty of asymmetric warfare, you can cost your enemy a lot with far fewer resources. Iran still sucks for sending this money, but until Israel changes conditions for regular Palestinians they’ll face violence with or without that money coming in.

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