Google’s decision to wipe Palestine from its map app and portray the occupied territories as Israel sparks online protest campaign.
ournalists and activists have excoriated Google for wiping Palestine completely off its map app, depicting the entire occupied Palestinian territories as part of the state of Israel.
A map shows Palestine’s territory, in green, progressively shrinking between 1946 and 2010. (Photo: WikiCommons)
The Palestinian Journalists’ Forum initiated an online campaign to pressure the internet giant to reconsider its stance. The organization accused Google of being “part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come and abolish Palestine once and for all.”