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Google stops selling ‘Bomb Gaza’ game

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Google removed from its app store a mobile game that simulates Israeli attacks on Gaza.

“Bomb Gaza,” which invites users to “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians,” was removed Aug. 4 from Google Play after a public outcry, the Guardian newspaper reported.

In the game, developed by PlayFTW, players drop bombs from a fighter jet and dodge missiles from Hamas fighters.

“We remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies,” a spokesman for Google told Reuters without specifying which policy the game violated.

The game, which is still available on Facebook, has been downloaded about 1,000 times and generated angry comments on Facebook and Google Play app review pages since launching July 29, the Guardian reported. — jta


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