After calling Senator Charles Schumer’s office in regard to the $47 million in aid pledged to Gaza, I sent the following letter to the U.S. State Department. Should anyone else wish to do the same you can do so by going to http://www.state.gov/contact/
To whom it may concern,
It has been made public that the United States has pledged $47 million in humanitarian aid for the residents of Gaza. Working from the premise that genuine humanitarian aid is a proper use of funds, as a concerned citizen of the United States and a supporter of Israel, I would like to know what provisions are being made to guarantee that these funds are being used for the designated purpose. Since a large percentage of donations to Gaza have clearly been used on the purchase of missiles and the building of sophisticated terror tunnels, I believe, as do many others, that every citizen has a right to know that money sent to this area is not being used to further a terrorist agenda.
Please let us know how, as a citizenry, we can remain updated on the proper allocation of these funds.