Elon Musk Announces Plan for X to Contribute Advertising Revenue to Support Gaza and Israeli Hospitals


Elon Musk, the proprietor of X (formerly Twitter), has declared that the platform will allocate its advertising and subscription revenue to hospitals in Israel and humanitarian aid groups in the conflict-affected Gaza

Billionaire Elon Musk announced on Tuesday (local time) that X will donate its advertising and subscription revenue to the war-torn Gaza Strip and hospitals in Israel.

In a post, Musk, the owner of X (formerly Twitter), stated, “X Corp will be donating all revenue from advertising and subscriptions associated with the war in Gaza to hospitals in Israel and the Red Cross/Crescent in Gaza.” The move comes amid ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, with Israeli troops recently raiding Al Shifa Hospital, the largest medical facility in the Palestinian enclave, alleging its use as a Hamas command center—a claim denied by both the group and hospital staff.

Responding to a user’s inquiry about ensuring the funds wouldn’t reach Hamas, Musk explained, “We will track how funds are spent and go through the Red Cross/Crescent. Better ideas are welcome. We should care about the innocent, regardless of race, creed, religion, or anything else.”

This development coincided with several companies, including Disney, Apple, and IBM, withdrawing their ads from X due to concerns about being displayed alongside pro-Nazi content and hate speech on the platform. Musk has faced accusations of allowing antisemitic messages on X, including endorsing a post that apparently promoted an antisemitic conspiracy theory. He dismissed the allegations as “bogus media stories.”

The White House condemned Musk’s social media post on November 17, describing it as an “abhorrent promotion of antisemitic and racist hate.” Musk has rejected the accusations, referring to them as “bogus media stories.”

The conflict in Gaza has resulted in more than 13,000 casualties since Israel launched a ground counteroffensive against Hamas in response to the group’s surprise attack on Israel on October 7, claiming around 1,200 lives.

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