Jewish Chronicle apologizes after running Gaza appeal advert

The DEC appeal had warned of a “humanitarian emergency” in Gaza. (Photo courtesy: DEC)

After running an advert for the Disasters Emergency Committee's (DEC) Gaza crisis appeal, the Jewish Chronicle on Friday apologized for the move.

The DEC appeal had warned of a “humanitarian emergency” in Gaza and sought to draw attention to the half a million people in the Strip now homeless.

The weekly newspaper said it ran the advert as a “purely humanitarian gesture". However, a Facebook page was set up calling on readers to boycott the publication until it issued a "full apology".

The newspaper then posted a message on its own page apologizing to readers, saying the advert "not an expression of the JC's view."

"We have received complaints from readers angry at the decision. We apologize for the upset caused," the statement added.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:42 - GMT 06:42