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US House rubberstamps $95 billion ‘aid’ for Israel, Ukraine, Chinese Taipei

File photo of the US Congress in Washington D.C.

The US House of Representatives has passed a whopping $95-billion so-called aid package aimed at the Israeli regime, Ukraine, and the Chinese Taipei amid warnings about further contribution by Washington to global crises.

The bills, passed in a rare Saturday session, were approved in quick succession by overwhelming bipartisan votes.

They provide $26 billion for the Israeli regime, which has been engaged in a genocidal war against the Gaza Strip since last October. The war, launched following al-Aqsa Storm, a retaliatory operation by Gaza’s resistance movements, has so far killed upwards of 34,000 Palestinians, mostly women and children, and injured at least 76,900 others, while thousands remain unaccounted for.

The draft legislations also send $60.84 billion to Ukraine, including $23 billion to replenish US weapons, stocks, and facilities, amid Kiev’s ongoing engagement in a deadly years-long war with neighboring Russia.

Lastly, the bills allocate $8.12 billion for the Indo-Pacific, including Taipei (Taiwan), despite China’s ongoing warnings against the US’s meddlesome policies towards the territory, over which Beijing enjoys sovereignty.

The Senate could take the bills up as early as Tuesday. Senate approval would then send the measures to President Joe Biden for his signature.

The passage of the bills have been closely followed by US military contractors, which are in line with for huge contracts to supply hardware to Ukraine and the US’s other allies.

Biden welcomed the votes, saying they would "deliver critical support to Israel and Ukraine... and bolster security and stability in the Indo-Pacific.”

Also on Saturday, however, Russia’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said, “The allocation of US military aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan will exacerbate global crises.”

Support for Israel represents “a direct path to an unprecedented worsening of the situation in the region,” she said.

Zakharova called aid for Kiev “direct support for terrorist activities” and said aid to Taipei represented “interference in China's internal affairs.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov also said the decision to provide aid to Ukraine "will further enrich the United States of America and ruin Ukraine even more, by killing even more Ukrainians because of the Kiev regime."

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