'You funded it': Internet slams Joe Biden as he condemns Israel over death of aid workers in Gaza

'You funded it': Internet slams Joe Biden as he condemns Israel over death of aid workers in Gaza
Joe Biden shared a stern statement against Israel over the death of humanitarian aid workers in Gaza (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: The death of seven humanitarian aid workers in Gaza on April 1 has reportedly outraged President Joe Biden, who condemned ally nation Israel for not ensuring their protection in a strongly worded statement released the following day.

The deceased workers, one of whom was American, were members of World Central Kitchen, which provided food to hungry civilians in the war-torn region.

President Joe Biden's statement

Biden took to the social media platform X on Tuesday, April 2, to share his statement that read, "I am outraged and heartbroken by the deaths of seven humanitarian workers from World Central Kitchen, including one American, in Gaza yesterday. They were providing food to hungry civilians in the middle of a war. They were brave and selfless. Their deaths are a tragedy."

He proceeded to deliver one of his harshest criticisms of Israel in the midst of their war with Gaza, which has ensued since the Hamas attack of October 7, 2023.

"Israel has pledged to conduct a thorough investigation into why the aid workers’ vehicles were hit by airstrikes. That investigation must be swift, it must bring accountability, and its findings must be made public," noted POTUS.

He slammed Israel for not caring about civilians in their aggressive assault against Hamas, stating, "Even more tragically, this is not a stand-alone incident. This conflict has been one of the worst in recent memory in terms of how many aid workers have been killed. This is a major reason why distributing humanitarian aid in Gaza has been so difficult – because Israel has not done enough to protect aid workers trying to deliver desperately needed help to civilians."

"Incidents like yesterday’s simply should not happen. Israel has also not done enough to protect civilians. The United States has repeatedly urged Israel to deconflict their military operations against Hamas with humanitarian operations, in order to avoid civilian casualties."

Biden pledged that the United States would continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the civilians in Palestine by "all available means," adding, "I will continue to press Israel to do more to facilitate that aid. And we are pushing hard for an immediate ceasefire as part of a hostage deal. I have a team in Cairo working on this right now."

He concluded by expressing his condolences for the deceased workers, and mentioned contacting the founder of World Central Kitchen, Chef José Andrés, "to express my continued support for his and his team’s relentless and heroic efforts to get food to hungry people around the globe."


Internet reacts to Joe Biden's statement

Internet users slammed Biden for siding with Israel since the beginning of the war, as the following tweets demonstrate.

"You funded it," stated a user.


"Stop sending them our money and bombs. Now," demanded another.


"YOU SUPPLIED THE WEAPONS," commented a third.


"In a sane society you would be in prison for enabling this you genocidal maniac," wrote a fourth.


"Talk is cheap, Mr. President," noted a fifth user. "What good is a sternly worded statement when you’re still supplying them bombs?"


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