Whats up? Have HAMAS run out of rockets? Or do they need the west to rebuild the schools and hospitals as they have no launch sites left?
This is on a par with the IRA fundraising in the US in the 70's and 80's.
Nothing to do with us, keep our noses out, if they need money, go ask the Saudis. I note the Arab world don't seem to want anything to do with these scum. (Iranians are NOT Arabs!)
- F.U., Coventry, England, 23/1/2009 9:10
I bet the BBC are happy they've made that kind of person happy. And:
The Palestinians want aid, some has even been offered by Israel, why is the Barmy Broadcasting Corporation getting it's collective knickers in a twist about asking for some more? Or is it that the NGO's themsevles are continuing to give a twisted anti Israel/pro Hamas view of events? Yet many in the media took their words as gospel during the conflict! Funny ol' world!
- Nuff Said, Anytown, England, 23/1/2009 8:17
Another satisfied licence fee payer.
I agree with this decision. Hamas has cuased untold damage to Israel. Why should Gaza be rewarded for terrorist activity against Israel.
- Sue, Southampton, 24/1/2009
Sue's happy too.
The BBC made the right decision. I cannot give to this charity because Gaza is ruled by a terrorist organisation and I would be concerned about the money being used to sponsor terrorism. I also don't trust some of the charities involved in this appeal since they have shown anti-Israeli bias in the past.
- Simone, Kent, UK, 24/1/2009 10:29
See, these are the voices in favour of the BBC. People who think the Red Cross are a bunch of anti-Israeli bastards. And here's another person who agrees with the BBC:
I'm convinced that most of the British anger comes from colonial guilt. The
Brits, conquered, occupied and suppressed other countries and people for
centuries. Now they are projecting their anger and guilt on the Israelis who
haven't done any of the above.
I feel sorry about you - The sharia law will come very soon
- shimon, The occupied Londonistan, 24/1/2009 15:56
Shimon agrees with the BBC's decision. Thank goodness he has been placated!
So there you are. Thank goodness for Auntie Beeb carefully steering the middle way, making sure they don't upset anyone important! Incidentally, there is quite a variety of views on offer in this discussion (though the vast majority are against the BBC, whichever side they're on) and those views above are not really the majority. There's this, for example:
It is a very 'ill' decision made by the BBC bosses. It reflects BBC biased approach towards certain ethnic group. As a muslim, I feel sad and discriminated by BBC and declare by boycott against BBC chanells and services. I convey my thanks to Daily Mail for highlighting such an important and sensitive issue.
- Shiraz Talib, Burton on Trent UK, 23/1/2009 18:01
...which has been rated down by readers, despite the fact that it's anti-BBC. I wonder why on earth that might be?
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