Former President Donald Trump recently posted a throwback picture on his Truth Social account in which he was playing Tennis.
The former US President has accused his successor Joe Biden of “indirectly” funding the Hamas attack on Israel.
“These Hamas attacks are a disgrace and Israel has every right to defend itself with overwhelming force,” Donald Trump said in a statement.
“Sadly, American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks, which many reports are saying came from the Biden Administration,” he alleged.
Trump’s allegations back Republican claims that $6 billion released last month to Iran as part of a prisoner exchange deal was used to fund the Hamas attack.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Andrew Bates said on social media that “this is a shameful lie in every respect, at a time when both parties should be totally united in supporting Israel’s defense.”
The money “can only be used for verifiable purchases of humanitarian needs like food and medicine,” Bates added, in a fierce retort.
The senior administration source stated that the situation in Congress, where the lower chamber presently without a leader, will likely complicate any US intervention, suggesting that there was little hope of keeping US partisan politics out of the problem.
Hamas launched a major rocket bombardment and a ground, air, and sea offensive during the bloodiest escalation of the Israel-Palestine conflict in decades, according to the Israeli army, which also claimed that more than 300 Israelis were killed and 1,000 were injured.
According to Gaza officials, relentless Israeli airstrikes on the coastal territory have resulted in at least 232 Palestinian deaths and close to 1,700 injuries.
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