In August, the BBC published an online article questioning the UN’s description of Israel’s attacks on Gaza as ‘indiscriminate’. The BBC’s Head of Statistics, Anthony Reuben, spun the Palestinian casualty figures in an attempt to prove that Israel was carrying out targeted attacks only, as claimed by the Israeli government. Read Amena Saleem’s article on the issue, “Do statistics show that children were fighters too?”: Electronic Intifada.
Palestine Solidarity Campaign has written an open letter to the BBC’s Director General, Tony Hall, calling on him to ensure that Reuben is no longer allowed to write on Palestine and Israel for the BBC, as his impartiality on this subject cannot be guaranteed.
Please sign the open letter today.
The letter, with all signatures, will be sent to the BBC on 29th September, 2014.