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U.S. Aid to Israel

Biden and Congress craft $2 billion aid package

As Israel prepares to launch a likely ground invasion into Gaza, the Biden administration and leading members of Congress are crafting an American aid package of roughly $2 billion in supplementary funding to support the nation’s war effort against Hamas, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell TIME

The funding would go toward replenishing Israel’s stockpile of interceptors for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, artillery shells and other munitions. If approved, the assistance would come at a crucial time for Israel, as it gears for a lengthy and devastating offensive against the terror group that brutally massacred more than 1,200 Israelis in Saturday’s surprise attack.

"We're heading into a war for many, many weeks, maybe several months, in which the objective is to dismantle Hamas," said Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) to TIME shortly after attending a briefing from White House officials on the situation. "It will be perhaps the highest casualty war Israel has faced since the War of Independence. But Israel didn’t ask for this."

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