RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – On Monday, President Joe Biden announced $100 million in humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people. Now, some are wondering how the U.S. will ensure that aid will get into the right hands. 

Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine (D) said the U.S. will rely on trusted partners including the United Nations and other non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to ensure the aid is used properly. 

“There has been a pretty significant presence of both the UN and NGOs in Gaza who are not connected to Hamas,” Kaine said. 

Senator Mark Warner (left) and Senator Tim Kaine (right)

Plus, Kaine adds the U.S. isn’t handing over the aid in cash. 

“The kind of aid that we are going to be delivering is going to be water, food and medicine,” Kaine explained. “These are not things that can be used to harm Israeli’s, but we do want to make sure these humanitarian supplies get in the hands of people who need it.” 

Meanwhile, Virginia’s other senator, Mark Warner, who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, said he has been briefed on that blast at a hospital in Gaza. Hamas blames Israel, but Warner reiterated that there is no evidence to support that. 

“I have seen some of the raw intelligence that clearly indicates on the ground that Hamas figures themselves acknowledge that it was not Israel,” Warner said. “That it was a separate Palestinian group. Not Hamas, but a separate Palestinian group.” 

A Palestinian protester uses sling shots to hurls stones while waves Palestinian flag as others burn tires during clashes with Israeli security forces along the frontier with Israel, east of Gaza City, Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. The Israeli military said it struck three posts belonging to Hamas, the Islamic militant group that has controlled Gaza since 2007, following a number of incendiary balloons launched from Gaza into Israel. This is the latest violence to roil the territory as Palestinians stage routine protests by the border fence. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)
A Palestinian protester uses sling shots to hurls stones while waves Palestinian flag as others burn tires during clashes with Israeli security forces along the frontier with Israel, east of Gaza City. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Warner adds he supports the intelligence community releasing certain information to the public to ensure all Americans can see the evidence for themselves.