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

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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.

 

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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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Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:34 | 5044577 froze25
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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. 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:38 | 5044601 Herd Redirectio...
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"Hey Palestine.  Stop hitting yourself!  Stop hitting yourself!"

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:43 | 5044632 pods
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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.

pods

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:47 | 5044656 ZerOhead
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Knock knock...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:58 | 5044728 Headbanger
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OK... Who's there?

 

And where do you get this shit pods!?

 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:02 | 5044746 ZerOhead
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Ka-BLAAAM!!!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:09 | 5044785 smithcreek
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What a bunch of drama queens.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:16 | 5044824 knukles
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That's only permitted under Shira law if the boy is underage

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:22 | 5044864 Headbanger
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All your mosque are belong to us...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:49 | 5044973 ACP
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Wow, it's just a GAME.

Did Tipper Gore write this article?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:56 | 5046087 curbjob
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I'm sure the reaction would  be the same to the "Decapitate American Pig Dog" game.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:09 | 5045831 SamAdams
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Same for the Talmud, but the boy has to be under 9.  Book religions, same shit, different spin. 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:48 | 5044658 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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War brings out the very worst in people. The internet has added a new dimension to this phenomenon.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:49 | 5044669 Aussiekiwi
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War, a game the whole family can play

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:08 | 5044768 r00t61
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Remember the game "Nukem" from the film RoboCop (the original from 1987, not the horrid remake from earlier this year)?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZAGZvwHLz8

"Get them before they get you!"

"Another quality home game from Butler Brothers."

 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:29 | 5046473 Parrotile
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Maybe the current US Administration (the "Real" administration, not the "For Public Consumption" one), has been playing this game or similar) for too long, and they "have got ideas" re. Ukraine and/or Russia?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:52 | 5044677 ZerOhead
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If we don't soon learn to stop killing people (any and all people) we will be as good as dead.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:18 | 5044831 knukles
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Man seems to have been doing a pretty damned good job of killing since recorded history and before that via legend, lore and myth.
Methinks it's hard wired directly into a Grand Maw of the Cosmos Feeding Upon Pain Suffering and Death

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:42 | 5044937 ZerOhead
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With the possible exception of bonobos all primates and many if not most 'higher' species engage in exactly the same violent mannerisms.

It's the "Them vs. Us" hardwiring in our genes to promote survival. Both at a 'tribal level' to facilitate group access to territory and resources and then again it is manifested as greed at a personal (social status seeking breeding and first access to food) level.

Unless we learn to control these urges we are fucked.

And it looks like we won't.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:24 | 5045124 Herd Redirectio...
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What kind of GrandMa of the Cosmos you got in mind?

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:55 | 5045311 Kirk2NCC1701
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After the US hoopla of Sharknado 2, nothing surprises me anymore when it comes to social insensitivity and callousness.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:01 | 5046331 Taint Boil
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+1 for dolphin suits

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:45 | 5044645 Stackers
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"Fuck 'em if they can't take a joke"

~JR Bob Dobbs

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:59 | 5044733 hobopants
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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.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:05 | 5044769 zerozulu
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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.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:21 | 5044843 Herd Redirectio...
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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!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:47 | 5044967 SmackDaddy
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and dont let the t-rex eat everything else on board!

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:25 | 5045129 Herd Redirectio...
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That was Noah.  A different Ark.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:38 | 5045202 New_Meat
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'tis the other movie, the Indianna Jones thing.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:23 | 5044859 knukles
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Beautiful.
You're bound for a honorary degree in Theology.
No, fuck that!    The next Nobel Peace Prize

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:33 | 5045605 Stackers
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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 !

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:46 | 5044649 AlaricBalth
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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.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BsICixqCQAAT17z.jpg:large

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-VQGh81MzrQ4/U8UX1cVvrTI/AAAAAAAAHDQ/3W8bfsUf_R...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:49 | 5044666 Aussiekiwi
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Don't want to get in the habit of smoking your Hookers.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:44 | 5044953 Raymond K Hessel
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Americans did the very same thing and had picnics while watching Civil War battles in Virginia.  

Nothing new here.  Yawn.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 15:13 | 5045073 Duffy
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horrible things were done before

so doing horrible things is fine.

 

yaaaaay!

 

 

 

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 19:34 | 5046502 Parrotile
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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 . . . . . .

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:57 | 5044711 Save_America1st
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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! ;-)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:47 | 5044624 zerozulu
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History for 400.

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

what is Hitlerism.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:56 | 5046093 barre-de-rire
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dont be a fucktard usa is meant to produce such products the whole world copy months later & sells once localised. this is called mondialization

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:34 | 5044581 NoDebt
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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.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:46 | 5044654 Aussiekiwi
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You can be a little too honest there No debt, should have stopped with the first sentence.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:35 | 5044583 besnook
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i would buy the nuke israel app.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:59 | 5044735 Herd Redirectio...
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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.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 16:32 | 5045299 RadioactiveRant
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:34 | 5044586 logicalman
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I look around and find I'm ashamed to be part of the human race.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:37 | 5044594 Skateboarder
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You can always disown your species...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:42 | 5044628 logicalman
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Didn't know I owned it in the first place

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:31 | 5044909 Skateboarder
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Disassociate from*.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:45 | 5044646 Aussiekiwi
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I opted out, grunt,fart,spit,dribble,swear,pick my nose, scratch my bollocks, its all natural.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:00 | 5044739 Headbanger
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Nahhh... It's only when you start growing gills that you're getting there.

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