Google removes 'Bomb Gaza' game from Play store

"Bomb Gaza." (SCREENSHOT)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:48 PM ET

Google has removed a game called Bomb Gaza from its Play store after it caused outrage.

According to the game’s description and a series of screenshots, users gain points by controlling aircraft marked with Israeli flags as they drop bombs on cartoon Hamas militants, The Independent reports.

PLAYFTW is identified as the developer of the app and the words "drop bombs and avoid killing civilians" appears below a screenshot. The game has racked up a 4.1 star rating since it became available last Friday.

It appears Google bowed to concerns and had the app removed Sunday afternoon.

In the review section, Khadeja Khatun wrote: "This is disgusting the fact that someone would create a game like this when there are actual human beings dying! Is this game some sort of sick joke?"

Don Horbury called it a "perfectly legitimate statement" but added that "making fun out of real ongoing deaths is an iffy subject and basically not cool in any way shape or form."

Gaza Assault Code Red, another game which came under fire, also appears to have been removed from the Google Play

That game urged players to "take control of an Israeli UAV equipped with powerful weapons in an attempt to secure the region!"

Last month, The Times of Israel reported that Google Glass users who wanted to stay updated with the Gaza rocket attacks on Israel could download an app that sends attack warnings as they are issued by Israeli security officials.


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