Delivering humanitarian assistance to war-hit Palestinians has become a daily challenge due to a 19-month Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of people held demonstrations in front of the BBC Broadcasting House in central London over the stance of the network.
Sir Michael Lyons, the chairman of the BBC Trust, however, argues that the British network was subjected to "undue external pressure" over the issue -- after senior members of the British parliament filed a motion in condemnation of the decision.
Lyons, however, defended the BBC verdict. "At that point I thought, and still do, that a red card was in order," he asserted.
The British network says in its defense that it refrained from broadcasting the "controversial" bid mainly because it would undermine its policy of impartiality.
The public-funded broadcaster nevertheless raised more than 10 million pounds to alleviate the humanitarian disaster in the Congo and nearly 18 million pounds for the Burma crisis.
With more than a month after Israel declared an alleged ceasefire, the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip -- home to 1.5 million people -- is at its worst.
UN relief workers believe the humanitarian crisis in the strip is spiraling out of control as Palestinians are suffering from acute shortages of fuel, food and medical supplies.