Chris Van Hollen ‘not clear’ on Biden administration’s Israel stance

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Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D‑MD) isn’t clear on Biden’s stance on Israel in the wake of the Israel Defense Forces attack on World Cen­tral Kitchen’s aid trucks in Gaza. 
Ear­li­er this year, the Biden admin­is­tra­tion announced they would con­di­tion U.S. mil­i­tary aid to Israel with human rights, a move to hope­ful­ly boost sup­port from cen­ter-left Sen­ate Democ­rats. Still, in the wake of the attack on aid work­ers, Van Hollen said he “is not clear” on how the con­di­tions are being enforced.
Dur­ing an inter­view on NBC News’s Face the Nation, when asked if he under­stood the Biden administration’s pol­i­cy on the issue, Van Hollen said, “I am not clear.” 
“I was glad to see the pres­i­dent, at least as report­ed out, final­ly say to Pres­i­dent Netanyahu that ‘if you don’t fol­low these, you know my requests, there will be con­se­quences,’” Van Hollen said. 
Van Hollen has been one of the most out­spo­ken sen­a­tor …