Google removes ‘Bomb Gaza’ game from Play store

Google removes the ‘Bomb Gaza’ game from its Play Store, the app market for Android users, after it garnered widespread condemnation on social media.

According to the game’s description, its goal was to “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians.” Users gained points by controlling “Israeli” aircraft and dropping bombs on Hamas gunmen.

The game was made available on July 29 and was downloaded over 1,000 times.

Google said in response that it “remove[s] apps from Google Play that violate our policies.”

Close to 1,800 Palestinians in Gaza have died over the course of Operation Protective Edge, which began July 8, according to the Hamas-run Gaza Health Ministry. Israel says that hundreds of them are gunmen.

Israel has lost 64 soldiers and three civilians including a foreign national.

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