Bombing Gaza? There's An "Utterly Shameful" App For That

Tyler Durden's picture

Google customers have reacted with outrage, according to The Guardian, following the release of an Android game that invites players to mimic the Israeli army 'dropping bombs' on Gaza.



As The Guardian reports,

Bomb Gaza, which is designed for Android phones and tablets, has been downloaded up to 1,000 times since its release on 29 July 2014, according to app store data. Its stated aim is to “drop bombs and avoid killing civilians”.


Seemingly designed to offend, the game reflects the real-life conflict in Gaza in which at least 1,800 Palestinians have been killed. Many comments on the game’s review section express outrage that the game is being given a platform by Google, though some also defended Israeli positions.




Bomb Gaza is not the only title on the Android store which references
the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine.
There is also a game
named Gaza Assault: Code Red (with a five star rating) and Iron Dome, based on Israel’s controversial US funded missile defence system.


One individual proclaimed:


Utterly shameful. Real people, many of them children, are dying in Gaza. Many of those who haven’t been killed face life with debilitating injuries, bereavement and without homes. Their suffering is as real as yours or mine, and to make light of it like this speaks of your essential failure as a human. Shame on the creators of this game, and those who ‘play’ it. – George Coote

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froze25's picture

I knew that was gonna come.  I mean really, if some one can do some asshole bull shit to get a rise out of someone else they are going too. 

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

"Hey Palestine.  Stop hitting yourself!  Stop hitting yourself!"

pods's picture

Well this wasn't quite as bad as when they took photos of little Israeli kids writing notes to the Lebanese kids (on the JDAMS).

That was fucking despicable. Like take those sick fucks and dress them up in dolphin suits and let the goddaaam japs club them to death.


Headbanger's picture

OK... Who's there?


And where do you get this shit pods!?


smithcreek's picture

What a bunch of drama queens.

knukles's picture

That's only permitted under Shira law if the boy is underage

Headbanger's picture

All your mosque are belong to us...

ACP's picture

Wow, it's just a GAME.

Did Tipper Gore write this article?

curbjob's picture

I'm sure the reaction would  be the same to the "Decapitate American Pig Dog" game.

SamAdams's picture

Same for the Talmud, but the boy has to be under 9.  Book religions, same shit, different spin. 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

After the US hoopla of Sharknado 2, nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to social insensitivity and callousness.

Taint Boil's picture

+1 for dolphin suits

Stackers's picture

"Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke"

~JR Bob Dobbs

hobopants's picture

Yep, that whole free speech thing means you have to put up with the stupid obnoxious shit too. I'm not interested in playing it, but I hope they keep it up.

zerozulu's picture

Moses went to God and said Oh God my people don't listen to me. God said Moses, you go home and let them fuck them self.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

BTW, here's some sweet stone tablets to carry around in fancy ark that you will have to construct for the purpose.  Guard it with your life!

SmackDaddy's picture

and dont let the t-rex eat everything else on board!

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

That was Noah.  A different Ark.

New_Meat's picture

'tis the other movie, the Indianna Jones thing.

knukles's picture

You're bound for a honorary degree in Theology.
No, fuck that!    The next Nobel Peace Prize

Stackers's picture

Not me. Dr Rev JR Bob "His Holiness of Slack" Dobbs. Ever living bringer of The Slack upon the glorps and pink boys of the underverse !

AlaricBalth's picture

An image that appears to show a group of Israelis on a hilltop cheering and applauding as they watch the deadly aerial bombardment of Gaza has caused international outrage after it was shared by thousands... 

It said that people were seen taking popcorn up onto the hill with their chairs, and that they sat cheerfully smoking hookahs.

Aussiekiwi's picture

Don't want to get in the habit of smoking your Hookers.

Raymond K Hessel's picture

Americans did the very same thing and had picnics while watching Civil War battles in Virginia.  

Nothing new here.  Yawn.

Duffy's picture

horrible things were done before

so doing horrible things is fine.






Parrotile's picture

If you get caught by "The Law" smoking your hookers, you'll be getting aquainted with Big Bubba in the Big House. In which case, best to stick to shower gel, not slippery soap . . . . . .

Save_America1st's picture

Hey cool, Israelis have red necks too!  I wonder if they were playin' some Hank Jr. while bombs lit up the strip. 

I like 'em more already! ;-)

zerozulu's picture

History for 400.

Killing innocent men, women and children surrounded by the barbwire or walls?

what is Hitlerism.

barre-de-rire's picture

dont be a fucktard usa is meant to produce such products the whole world copy months later & sells once localised. this is called mondialization

NoDebt's picture

Utterly shameful.  I would never download such an app.

Mostly because I don't know what an app is, or how or why anyone would want to download one.

Aussiekiwi's picture

You can be a little too honest there No debt, should have stopped with the first sentence.

besnook's picture

i would buy the nuke israel app.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

There is a "Samson Option" app.   Basically you play a gangster, going around the world threatening world leaders with destruction, if they step out of line, or don't pay up.

Then, if they threaten to fight back, you have the "Samson Option" of exploding nuclear weapons located (that is, planted before hand, as what good is an empty threat) in major foreign cities around the world. 

If you can't be the winner, better for the world to burn.

logicalman's picture

I look around and find I'm ashamed to be part of the human race.

Skateboarder's picture

You can always disown your species...

logicalman's picture

Didn't know I owned it in the first place

Aussiekiwi's picture

I opted out, grunt,fart,spit,dribble,swear,pick my nose, scratch my bollocks, its all natural.

Headbanger's picture

Nahhh... It's only when you start growing gills that you're getting there.

Aussiekiwi's picture

Got a lump on the side of my neck...promising

Parrotile's picture

Probably a carbuncle. If you're lucky, it'll be the super resistant "new" variant of Golden Staph - .

In which case you're cactus, mate!!

I Write Code's picture

Then I guess it's unanimous because we're ashamed you're part of the human race, too.

/sorry, automatic response to such statements

Sudden Debt's picture

It's just fun. Humor. I don't see what's bad about it actually.

I recently replayed a game from a decade ago, Command and Conquer, generals zero hour.

I loved that game! And you can play Russian, american, chinese and terrorist.
I loved the part to play the russians against the american laser general just because the russians have the coolest weapons.

Am I bad because I played the russian side? Bad because I destroyed the american bases?
No. It's a game.

Solar's picture

+1.  I would play this app while listening to that great song "Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran..."  Quite a catchy Beach Boys tune.

Dr. Engali's picture

We live in one fucked up world. How in the hell did we make it this far?