Presidential hopeful Sanders says US aid should go to Gaza instead of Israel – Middle East Monitor

Presidential hopeful Sanders says US aid should go to Gaza instead of Israel – Middle East Monitor

US presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has said that some of the $3 billion that Washington gives to Israel in military aid every year should be given to the Palestinians as humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip.

Democrat Senator Sanders made his comment at the national conference of J Street in Washington DC.

Referring to the 10 year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the US and Israel negotiated by former President Barack Obama, he said: “My solution is to say to Israel: you get $3.8 billion every year; if you want military aid you’re going to have to fundamentally change your relationship to the people of Gaza, in fact, I think it is fair to say that some of that should go right now into humanitarian aid.”

via Presidential hopeful Sanders says US aid should go to Gaza instead of Israel – Middle East Monitor

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