WASHINGTON, D.C. - Following President Joe Biden’s announcement that he would construct a port in Gaza, U.S. Congressman Brian Mast (FL-21) introduced legislation that would stop Biden from funding the project, which will undoubtedly benefit Hamas.  The No Funds for Gaza Act would prevent the Administration from building in, or spending U.S. taxpayer dollars to rebuild, the Gaza Strip.

“Not a penny of American tax dollars should rebuild terrorist infrastructure in Gaza,” said Rep. Mast.  “Since the October 7 attack, Joe Biden has made it clear that he is more interested in appeasing far-left, pro-Hamas activists than siding with the Jewish people and our vital ally, Israel.  For Hamas, the only hope of survival is Joe Biden.”

According to Richard Kozul-Wright, a United Nations official, the reconstruction effort in Gaza is estimated to cost $20 billion.  During his State of the Union Address, Biden announced that the United States would assist these efforts by building a port in Gaza at U.S. taxpayer expense.  The project is expected to cost tens of millions of dollars and involve more than 1,000 U.S. military personnel.

To this day, there is no official account of exactly how many American hostages are still held by Hamas, which operates a complex tunnel network spanning between 350 and 450 miles under essential buildings like hospitals, schools and mosques in Gaza.  In February 2024, the Israeli Defense Forces announced they discovered a Hamas data center located directly below the Gaza Strip headquarters of United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).  Any new infrastructure constructed by the American government will undoubtedly primarily benefit this terrorism network.