A new game being offered for phones on Google Play is just like Candy Crush, only instead of matching fruit, it involves waging armed battle against Israelis.
The “Gaza Man” game, uploaded to the Google Play app store last week, allows users to take on the role of a keffiyeh-wearing fighter who guns down an endless stream of Israeli soldiers using an assortment of weapons.
According to the developers, the game’s purpose is to encourage the continued violent struggle against the Jewish state, such as that carried out by terror groups in the Gaza Strip such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
“What the user experiences in the game can be translated from the virtual world of the game into the reality of his life in the Occupied Territories,” the description reads.
“This way, it helps to keep his will to achieve liberation alive, and helps to instill a deep dedication to the struggle against the occupier.”
The release of the app comes amid a series of deadly Palestinian lone-wolf attacks on Israeli citizens in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and the brutal summer war in the coastal Strip following a barrage of rockets on Israel by Hamas in Gaza that claimed 2,000 Palestinian and 72 Israeli lives.
Israel’s leaders have repeatedly warned that incitement and anti-Semitism by Palestinian leaders and Arabic-language media channels propagate the conflict and encourage terrorism.
The game has a 4.9 out of five rating on the app store and largely positive comments in English and Arabic by users.
“The creators of the game aim to stimulate the spirit of resistance against injustice in the young generation, and considers Gaza Man to be its first effort towards attaining this goal,” the description notes.