Google faces criticism for removing Palestine from maps application

Dunya News

Palestinian Journalist's Front says Google's move an "attempt to tamper with memory of Palestinians"

LAHORE (Web Desk) – Technology giant Google has been facing immense bashing from all over the world after it replaced the name of Palestine from its maps application and replaced it with that of Israel.

Palestinian Journalist’s Front lambasted the American tech-corporation for its move and stated that the removal of Palestine’s name from the maps was an attempt by the “Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come” and to obliterate Palestine forever.

The organisation stated that the move was also made in order to distort history and geography “as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland, and a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs as well as the world.”

Palestinian Journalist’s Front demanded that Google must revert the changes made in the maps application as the move was “contrary to all international norms and conventions.”