On Friday, a number of video game industry media published articles informing their readers about how they can donate to charity to help Palestinians injured by recent Israeli bombings. By Monday morning, two of the largest such publications had withdrawn their articles.
IGN was the first publication of its kind to publish its collection of charitable links, with a brief note beforehand stating that “Palestinian civilians are currently suffering in large numbers in Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank, as a result of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. active. The story also featured a graphic of a Palestinian flag next to the IGN logo.
The story was drawn over the weekend, with IGN post a statement about the deletion early Monday morning.
“We are used to supporting humanitarian efforts and charities around the world. In the case of our recent article on how to help civilians in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, our philanthropic instinct to help those in need was not in line with our intention to try and show support. to all those affected by tragic events.
“By highlighting only one population, the post mistakenly left the impression that we were politically aligned with one side. This was not our intention and we sincerely regret the error.”
JeuxIndustrie.biz understands that the decision to withdraw the article from IGN was not taken by the editorial staff.
Game Informer, owned by GameStop, published its own story on Saturday, with charitable ties prefaced by a statement on the crisis, saying: “As violence escalates across the region, the IDF increases the threat of war , Palestinian civilians are suffering. have been lost, people are injured and families are evicted from their homes in Gaza, Jerusalem and surrounding areas. “
As of this writing, it has also been deleted, with the URL returning a 404 error. A GameStop rep did not immediately return a JeuxIndustrie.biz request for comment.
Not everyone rescinded their initial statements of support. GameSpot posted her own story on Saturday morning and it stays put as of this writing. Likewise, Kotaku’s Saturday article remains in place, despite the sharpest assessment of the situation, calling Gaza an “open-air prison subject to the conditions of apartheid imposed by the fascist Israeli government”.
In light of the deletion of the stories, JeuxIndustrie.biz invites our readers to make a donation to the charities that IGN and GameInformer were trying to support.
The GameInformer article encouraged donations to Children’s Aid Fund in Palestine, a Just Giving fundraiser, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, Medical aid to Palestinians, Doctors Without Borders, and Friends of Al-Aqsa.