The BBC and Sky News are to broadcast an appeal (see below) to help people affected by the Gaza conflict, after having refused to air a similar film four years ago.
In 2009, the BBC and Sky News declined to broadcast the Disasters Emergency Committee’s appeal to tackle the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, claiming it would compromise their impartiality in reporting the conflict. But both networks as well as ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, which broadcast the 2009 appeal, have accepted the latest film meets the DEC’s “appeal criteria”, the charity body said.
The DEC organised the appeal, which will air on Friday, to help the hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in Gaza.
A coalition of aid charities is launching an appeal to help hundreds of thousands of people who have fled their homes in Gaza. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC), which brings together 13 leading UK aid charities in times of crisis, said 500,000 people had been forced from their homes, and up to 1.5 million had no access to water, sanitation or medical care...The DEC's chief executive, Saleh Saeed, said: "After four weeks of terrible fighting, Gaza is on the edge. Many people are living in terribly overcrowded UN shelters, but they still need food and basic household items which we take for granted. Many are in urgent need of medical care, but hospital supplies are almost finished.
So, no Jews need apply?
No Israeli can benefit from charity?
None of us suffered economic loss because of Hamas rockets?
Home and apartments and schools weren't damaged?
People didn't flee to the north and east, as Internally Displaced Persons, even if only temporarily?
Fields weren't destroyed?