Al Jazeera Supports Gaza Appeal Broadcasts Rejected By BBC


An Islamic news agency is reporting that Al Jazeera English is supporting efforts in the U.K. to broadcast announcements for humanitarian aid to Gaza that have been rejected by the BBC and Sky News on the grounds of impartiality in the conflict. According to the report:

Al Jazeera English has contacted the UK’s Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to support their call to broadcast announcements for humanitarian aid for the victims of the Gaza War. Al Jazeera English has pledged to run public service announcements in UK prime time on Al Jazeera English at no cost in support of the Committee’s appeal. The announcements will begin running tomorrow. The appeal will be broadcast to UK citizens both in the UK and across the world with Al Jazeera English’s global reach to over 130 million households. “We launched the Gaza Crisis Appeal as the devastation inflicted in the Gazan territory was so huge that British aid agencies were compelled to act and we are pleased with Al Jazeera’s support to broadcast the humanitarian aid appeal announcements,” said Brendan Gormley, Chief Executive of the Disasters Emergency Committee.

An earlier post discussed the likely Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas background of Al Jazeera’s General Manager.

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