Google Removes "Bomb Gaza" Game From Play Store After Outrage

Update: Google removed the Bomb Gaza game from its Play Store on Monday after it sparked criticism on social media. The game allows players to pilot an Israeli fighter jet attacking "terrorists" in Gaza.

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Google removed the controversial Bomb Gaza game from its Play Store on Monday after a barrage of negative reviews and outraged comments on social media, NBC News reported.

"We remove apps from Google Play that violate our policies," a Google spokesperson told NBC News. Google Play's policies prohibit "depictions of gratuitous violence" and "content advocating against groups of people based on their race or ethnic origin, religion".

It quickly becomes apparent that it is almost impossible to avoid bombing civilians, who are in the same buildings as the terrorists firing rockets at the Israeli jet.

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People took to Twitter to express outrage against the game and Google.

How have @Google allowed a game like this (called BOMBGAZA) to be published on their playstore?! https://t.co/PTVKc4x3oF (H/T @MazMHussain )

Shivam Manghnani@shivamLM

How have @Google allowed a game like this (called BOMBGAZA) to be published on their playstore?! https://t.co/PTVKc4x3oF (H/T @MazMHussain )

11:03 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I'm just disgusted at this!!! There is a "Bomb Gaza" game in the Google Play app store https://t.co/VRQ3lfyFST #SaveGaza #ShameonGoogle

Sarah McAllister@SarahJMcA

I'm just disgusted at this!!! There is a "Bomb Gaza" game in the Google Play app store https://t.co/VRQ3lfyFST #SaveGaza #ShameonGoogle

11:24 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

https://t.co/BwI7BgDlfW Unbelievable!!!! This is just disgusting and vile. How are GOOGLE allowing this to stay on for almost a week??!!

Fawwaz @FawwazChowdhury

https://t.co/BwI7BgDlfW Unbelievable!!!! This is just disgusting and vile. How are GOOGLE allowing this to stay on for almost a week??!!

10:52 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Google Play's approval process? Non-existent. So games like Bomb Gaza (it's real) get through. http://t.co/su0V6cNOwN

@ElliottClarkson@ElliottClarkson

Google Play's approval process? Non-existent. So games like Bomb Gaza (it's real) get through. http://t.co/su0V6cNOwN

10:56 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some rather tasteless cretin created a 'Bomb Gaza' game and it's in the Play store https://t.co/aoBE9n9NL5

Jonathan Keane@J_K9

Some rather tasteless cretin created a 'Bomb Gaza' game and it's in the Play store https://t.co/aoBE9n9NL5

10:49 AM - 04 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The email address associated with the developer of the game suggests he is an Israeli.

When BuzzFeed contacted him to ask what motivated him to make the game he replied: "The truth!"