In New York, we speak with Rashid Khalidi, author of The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine, who calls the blockade of Gaza “a pressure cooker. It had to explode.”

In response to the escalated conflict, the U.S. promised Israel would have “what it needs to defend itself,” pledging more military aid and munitions to Israel, already the largest annual recipient of U.S. military funding… “We finance this occupation. We finance this violence,” says Khalidi.

U.S. Pledges More Military Aid to Israel As Palestinians Challenge Blockade & Occupation - YouTube