By Ben Cohen
Mondoweiss reports on the lack of American aid actually going to Gazans:
Although Hillary Clinton's message at Sharm El-Sheikh is that aid to
Gaza cannot be separated from the peace process and that aid must "
the US's own pledge is undermining that very goal. Instead of helping
the people of Gaza, it seems the US's first priority is to prop up the
Abbas government. In addition to sending two-thirds of their aid to the
West Bank-based government, the US is withholding all aid for
rebuilding Gaza out of political concerns about Hamas. The
, "U.S. officials are opposed to spending any money on reconstruction aid
to Gaza that might fall into the hands of Hamas and help strengthen the
group's standing among the enclave's 1.5 million residents."