Israeli newspaper forced to apologize over Gaza aid ad

The Jewish Chronicle apologized for for publishing an advert calling for humanitarian aid for Gaza.

Israeli newspaper forced to apologize over Gaza aid ad

World Bulletin / News Desk

Angry complaints from Israelis have forced the Jewish Chronicle to apologize to its readers for running an advert appealing for humanitarian aid for Gaza during the Israeli onslaught on the enclave.

The advert by the Disasters Emergency Committee's Gaza crisis appeal appeared in the weekly newspaper stating that half a million people in Gaza had become homeless in the latest attack, warning of a "humanitarian emergency."

Althougth the newspaper stated that the advert was purely a "humanitarian gesture" and was "not an expression of the JC's view," a Facebook page was set up threatening a boycott unless a "full apology" was offered.

The newspaper later released a statement saying, "We have received complaints from readers angry at the decision. We apologise for the upset caused."

The Palestinian death toll from Israel's weeks-long military onslaught on the Gaza Strip rose to 1980 to Saturday, and at least 10,196 Palestinians have also been injured.

The fatalities included 470 children, 343 women and 88 elderly people.

Last Mod: 16 Ağustos 2014, 14:29
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Daniel I
Daniel I - 5 yıl Before

The Jewish Chronicle is not an Israeli newspaper. It's published in the UK. It's a Brithish newspaper aimed at the BritishJewish community.