The families of those who tragically lost their lives on 9/11 are set to receive billions of dollars from an Afghanistan bank if all goes to plan.

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9/11 victim’s families are set to receive a lot of money.

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Now, you will all be aware that 9/11 is arguably the most horrific terrorist attack to have ever happened to our country.

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This deadly attack was carried out by the terrorist organization, al Qaeda, who ultimately took the lives of nearly 3,000 innocent people and injured 6,000 more, on the fateful day of September 11th, 2001.

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A total of 4 airplanes from major U.S air carriers United Airlines and American Airlines were hijacked and flown directly into targets.

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And the final flight was crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after the crew and passengers valiantly fought back against the hijackers.

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There were hundreds of people working on the floors above where the planes hit, and those who weren’t killed instantly by the impact were stranded in their tiny offices with nowhere to escape the rapidly burning fire from the jet fuel.

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People were seen desperately hanging out of their windows and waving t-shirts and rags in an attempt to catch attention and get help.

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Which shocked not only the nation, but the entire world.

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And tragically killing and injuring thousands more people.

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And every year without fail, we come together to remember those who lost their lives in the devastating attack.

But recently, the historical event has been spoken about for a different reason entirely.

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This is due to President Biden, who has issued an executive order to transfer the $7 billion in Afghan central bank assets frozen in the U.S. so they can be used to aid humanitarian efforts in Afghanistan and to compensate 9/11 victim’s families.

The White House explained:

Breaking News: President Biden is moving to split $7 billion in frozen Afghan central bank assets between 9/11 victims’ families and humanitarian aid in Afghanistan. The highly unusual set of moves is expected to be announced on Friday.

— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 11, 2022

“This is one step forward in the United States’ effort to authorize the transfer of a significant portion of the funds to meet the needs of the Afghan people.”

They added that:

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“[The order] is designed to provide a path for the funds to reach the people of Afghanistan, while keeping them out of the hands of the Taliban and malicious actors.”

The Taliban had initially sought to access the funds.

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However counterterrorism sanctions make financial transactions with the political movement illegal. 

The funds will not actually be moved until a judge signs it off.

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However many are feeling positive that the money will be sent to 9/11 victim’s families…

Although many believe that this is an insult to the countless Afghanistan people who are starving…

I myself am part of a 9/11 victim's family.I can tell you firsthand that we do need to do more to support 9/11 families.This is not the way to do it. Seizing money from Afghanistan – when they are facing a huge humanitarian crisis – is morally wrong. Why are they expendable?

— Mckayla Wilkes for Congress (@MeetMckayla) February 11, 2022

9/11 victims families are entitled to truth, justice, and remedies. But this cannot be achieved through the starvation of Afghanis. This is utterly abhorrent. What is required is for 9/11 families lawsuit against #SaudiArabia to proceed unhindered.

— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) February 12, 2022

this is so horrific half of it for 9/11 victim’s families and the other half for “humanitarian aid”?? it feels like the “aid” is to distract from where the other 50% is going. this is insane

— Tesneem🇵🇸Free✌️Palestine🧡🤍💖 (@shiginope) February 11, 2022

“I can’t think of a worse betrayal of the people of Afghanistan than to freeze their assets and give it to 9/11 families,” said one 9/11 victim’s brother

— TRT World (@trtworld) February 11, 2022

What do you think?

Would the move be beneficial or inhumane?

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