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The U.S. government’s failure in the Israeli occupation of Palestine

President Joe Biden’s response has fallen woefully short to effectively support American-Palestinians and U.S. citizens.
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Biden is failing American-Palestinians and United States citizens. The government’s inability to support Americans in Palestine and Muslims in America facing Islamophobia is a testament to the U.S. government’s priorities. 

On October 14, a six-year-old Palestinian boy was fatally stabbed 26 times by a neighbor at his home in Chicago. According to the local county’s sheriff’s office, both the boy and the mother were targeted due to them being Muslim. President Biden did not call this family for five days, after the boy had passed away. One would think that his family deserved a little more than that. His family deserved to have their loss respectfully acknowledged in a timely manner by the president, but even that can’t be done. 

Furthermore, Biden has made public comments discrediting the death toll in Gaza, even though the United Nations has deemed the Gaza’s Health Ministry numbers accurate both now, and in the past. The president did not even cite a reason for his belief that numbers are inaccurate. 

However, his failure goes much farther than a comment that has immediate adverse effects. Currently, the president and congress are crafting a $2 billion aid package for Israel. Biden and the U.S. congress are funding genocide of the Palestinian people, while our U.S. citzens remain in dire need of aid.

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 According to the 2022 U.S. census, 37.9 million Americans were living at or below the poverty line. That’s roughly almost 12 percent. Meanwhile, lawmakers and Biden focus on providing financial aid to Israel, so they can destroy homes and lives, and contribute to the massacre of 2,700 children according to UNICEF via Gaza’s Ministry of Health. In 2022, the child poverty rate in the United States was 16.9 percent. While America’s children struggle to find their next meal, Biden signs checks to fund inhumane crimes across the world.

The U.S. government must learn to put America First, and cease their extreme financial aid to other countries, when the United States is already struggling. 

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Sofia Majeed, Manager
Hi, my name is Sofia Majeed, I'm in the 12th grade, and I'm the manager of The Hoofprint. Outside of the newsroom, I am one of the Mock Trial captains & involved in Model United Nations. I love watching the sunset & eating Thai food.
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