Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced that the state has sent two cargo planes of critically needed supplies to Israel. This comes after DeSantis helped secure a flight to Tampa International Airport for 270 Americans who were stranded in Israel following a deadly Hamas terrorist attack. DeSantis stated that with a lack of leadership in Washington, Florida is stepping up to help their allies in Israel.
DeSantis also criticized the Biden administration’s plan to develop an aid plan for civilians living in the Gaza Strip. He claimed that innocent Americans and Israelis are being held hostage by Hamas terrorists. Instead of sending humanitarian aid to Gaza, he believes that Biden should work with Israel to free all hostages.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management flew 85 pallets of donated items, including medical supplies, clothing, hygiene products, sleeping bags, and children’s toys, on two cargo planes scheduled to arrive in Israel. The state worked with the Israeli Consulate, medical organizations, and hospitals to identify the most needed items.
The Israeli Consul General Maor Elbaz-Starinsky was present for the loading and departure of the planes.
Source: Gov. DeSantis Twitter: @GovRonDeSantis, @RonDeSantis