'Why are we funding both sides?': Internet slams Joe Biden as President says US and Jordan airdropped first aid package in Gaza

'Why are we funding both sides?': Internet slams Joe Biden as President says US and Jordan airdropped first aid package in Gaza
President Joe Biden shared the news of the United States airdropping aid to Gaza for the first time on March 2, 2024 (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: President Joe Biden took to X (formerly Twitter) to share the news of the United States airdropping aid package to Gaza, along with Jordan, on March 2, 2024. This is the first time that the country has provided such assistance since Israel's ongoing bombing of Gaza following the Hamas attack of October 2023.

However, netizens were quick to point out the irony of the effort, as the United States, being the strongest ally of Israel as well as its largest military supplier, has actively supported Israel's invasion into the region. As the death toll in Gaza reportedly crossed 30,000, the US is yet to withdraw its support of Israel's campaign.

President Joe Biden announces US has airdropped aid in Gaza

On the official POTUS account, President Joe Biden retweeted a post by the US Central Command, which read, "US Central Command and the Royal Jordanian Air Force conducted a combined humanitarian assistance airdrop into Gaza on March 2, 2024, between 3:00 and 5:00 pm (Gaza time) to provide essential relief to civilians affected by the ongoing conflict."

"The combined operation included US Air Force and RJAF C-130 aircraft and respective Army Soldiers specialized in aerial delivery of supplies, built bundles and ensured the safe drop of food aid," the tweet continued.

"US C-130s dropped over 38,000 meals along the coastline of Gaza allowing for civilian access to the critical aid. The DoD humanitarian airdrops contributes to ongoing U.S. government efforts to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to the people in Gaza. We are conducting planning for potential follow-on airborne aid delivery missions," it continued.

"These airdrops are part of a sustained effort to get more aid into Gaza, including by expanding the flow of aid through land corridors and routes," the tweet further added, followed by pictures of aid packages being loaded onto an aircraft.



 

The President tweeted, "Together with Jordan, the United States airdropped the first package of aid into Gaza today. The amount of aid flowing to Gaza is not nearly enough and we will continue to pull out every stop we can to get more aid in."



 

Internet slams President Joe Biden for Gaza aid tweet

Netizens were far from satisfied with the Biden administration's effort to provide aid to Gaza as the US has provided Israel military aid to bomb the place. They pointed out the hypocrisy and asked the President to "put an end to this war."

"Along with bombs and missiles, not sure how this and aid go together," wrote a social media user.



 

"Why are we funding both sides of this war?" asked another.



 

"How about stop funding the side that requires us to airdrop things?" asked a third.



 

"Like an arsonists that works for the fire department?" jibed a fourth. "FYI: You’re putting out your own fires!! Wanna stop this? Stop arming war criminals 🤷🏽‍," they added.



 

"Just put an end to this war and stop acting like you don’t have the leverage to do so. This is embarrassing," stated another user.



 

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