The British BBC has decided not to show the Disasters Emergency Committee crisis appeal. In concurrence with other broadcasters there will be no appeal on any network in the UK, Sky and ITV will not air it either.
I think this is a disgusting and cynical decision.
In a statement, the BBC said: “The BBC decision was made because of
question marks about the delivery of aid in a volatile situation and
also to avoid any risk of compromising public confidence in the BBC’s
impartiality in the context of an ongoing news story.
I have just watched a discussion panel on this subject at a BBC program, and the bbc tried to explain that if they would show the horrendous destruction and death-toll suffered by the Palestinians in Gaza, the public would side with the Palestinians, and feel very angry towards Israel.
What utter crap! So an appeal will ”influence” and ”bias” the British public into compassion with the Palestinian people, and disgust with Israel.
You know, people of the BBC: The British will be feeling compassion for the Palestinians because they have been trapped and indiscriminately butchered by a bunch of war-criminals. They will feel anger towards Israel, because it was Israel who committed these warcrimes!!!! Setting up and collecting civilians in buildings and then blow up these buildings, dropping bombs on schools, mosques, policestations and homes. Killing 400 children!!!!
And these children were not ”collateral damage” I have seen four children of one family, dead with gunshots in their chests. These children were targetted. An Israeli soldier aimed his gun at these children, looked over the barrel, pointed it at their chests and pulled the trigger!!!!!!
Israel used Phosphor on civilians! White Phosphorus is an incendiary these weapons can cover areas as large as a footballfield, so there is no way they can be used to target a military targed, certainly not in highly populated areas like Gaza. Phosphor causes horrible burns that will keep on burning into your body deeper and deeper, it never stops until it has burned out. It is unspeakably horrible.
This video is very disturbing, showing a Palestinian boy with phosphor burns.
Yes, by now ”the public”, who are not really mindless sheep to be solely guided by the BBC, will be pretty disgusted with Israel.
I do not think the BBC is being impartial by not airing an appeal for Palestine, I think they are very, very partial!
By not showing the appeal for the Palestinian people, they are not being impartial, they are trying to shield Israel from making a bad impression.
I think they hope they can keep the British public from siding with the Palestinians, and to keep support for Israel and America, their eternal backer. This is not a question of the broadcasters ”impartiality”, this is a case of spinning the right kind of news the approved kind of information, of trying to belittle the damage and suffering currently undergone in Gaza. This is to keep the politicians happy. To keep American politicians happy.
And I wish they would stop talking about the ”sufferings on both sides”. I mean, there is suffering on both sides, but they make it seem as if the suffering is equal, and it isn’t.
One side suffered a bit more as the other.
At least 1,300 Palestinians were killed, nearly a third of them children, and 5,500 injured in the Israeli operation, and as the hospitals have no medicines, no power, no nothing, there will still be more people dying.
Thirteen Israelis, (only three of those civilians), have been killed, according to the Israeli army.
So to recap:
The Dead and injured:
Palestine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Israel