Google Removes Bomb Gaza Game from the Play Store

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It is a common practise for game developers to take inspiration, or even make games directly on real-life events. Hence, it is not a surprise that the current on-going event in the Middle East, the Israel-Gaza conflict was also moulded into an mobile game ‘Bomb Gaza’ on Android.

After spending a week on the Play Store, the game was finally removed by Google and is no longer available. How Bomb Gaza, developed by an eerily named developer “PLAYFTW” got into the app store in the first place is unbelievable, given the policies against hate speech Google Play has. Maybe bombing civilians doesn’t count a lot on Google’s hate speech scale.

The game itself features a bizarre gameplay. Playing as the Israeli Air Force, the objective is to throw bombs from airplanes flying overhead. Your targets are black terrorists, while the white civilians you have to avoid. A rage meter increases depending on the number of civilians you’ve killed.

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This isn’t the only exception on the store either, as Polygon reports, several other apps such as Gaza Defender and Iron Dome are still available on the Play Store. Time‘s update also features the history of games on this subject, including Raid Gaza!, a title created in 2008 marking that period’s conflict.

Games such as Bomb Gaza blur the lines between entertainment and violence. It’s up to Google to ensure now that it keeps its application market from being as un-political as possible.

The ongoing conflict in Gaza is in itself a strong violation of international laws. With almost 2,000 civilians killed at the time of writing, it is already clear who is the oppressor and who is not.


  • Amir

    At least they removed it so, thank you Google!

    • you

      TBH I don’t see why Google removed it. You win by killing Hamas terrorists and get penalized for killing civilians. Maybe because of the name? Sweep Gaza could have been a better choice.

      OP is making fuss out of thin air.

  • Nabeel

    remove na bhi kartay to kya hona tha

  • Yasir Mahmood

    Hate Speech and Other This type of Restriction are only meant for Muslims.
    Whereas Anything Posted against Holocaust is Perishable and Results an Immediate Removal

    Indeed A Good Article .

  • Geekpk

    War was initiated by Hamas and poor civilians had to pay the price.

    • Guest

      Who said you the war was initiated by Hamas? 98% of world’s media is controlled under 3 Israeli companies, what do you think every news that you watch at TV is true? Never!

    • Yasir

      Shut UP.
      Thats Why They Claim that They have Support From Pakistan

    • Fakhre Alam

      yeah playboy, israel captured most the palestinian land since 1946 and the area kept shrinking as shown in the picture below and none muslim nation spoke on the behalf of palestine. now they want to capture gaza and u want hamas to stay silent? YE WOH MUSALMAN HAIN JISE DEKH KAR SHARMAYE YAHOOD.

    • abobobilly

      You better learn your history before commenting, kiddo. Hamas didn’t even exist when this war was started.

      • Shahid Saleem

        That’s right. Hamas came into existence in the 1970s/1980s, and they were a social/charity organization (running clinics, helping poor, etc.).

        BUT

        Israel let Hamas grow because they wanted to get power away from PLO who were fighting Israel but were secular. A few of the leadership of PLO was Christian, not Muslim, and some were even non-religuous (they were Marxist). However, the main point is PLO was fighting Israel and Hamas was not and Hamas was allowed to flourish to divide the Palestinian people. In fact when Hamas was repeatedly attacking PLO fighters in Gaza in the 1980s, the Israelis didn’t do anything to stop them.

        Everyone knows this. Even Israelis admit it (now very unhappily).

        Do you know what made Hamas violent against Israel? PLO started trying to have peace talks with Israel in 1986 or 1987. That was unacceptable to Hamas and that is when things turned around.

        You can say all you want about Israelis not wanting peace or whatever, but it is also true that PLO has achieved more for Palestine than Hamas, all by dropping armed opposition. Even as they lose land to settlements and have to travel through checkpoints and deal with military raids, they are still living relatively peacefully in West Bank and even applying to UN for protection (observer status and then declared country of Palestine) than Hamas got from Israel after 14 years of armed conflict. Once they get declared as a state, Israel will be under a lot more pressure to clean up their act. But none of that can happen by launching rockets at Israeli civilians

        And no one can deny that Hamas deliberately fires rockets from next to civilian buildings. They were even caught by journalists firing missiles from next to the hotel last week.

        And lastly no one can deny that anyone who attacks civilians (does not matter if the attackers are Muslim or civilians are Jews), they have broken our Prophet (PBUH)’s rules of warfare. If Jews attack Muslim civilians that does NOT mean Muslims should attack Jew civilians. We are SUPPOSED TO BE BETTER THAN NON-MUSLIMS IN ALL WE DO. We should NOT act at the same level as them.

        • Guest

          Hamas is not attacking on Isreali civilian as Isreal is attacking on Hamas.They are breaking almost all Internation Laws plus using phosphorus chemical weapons. Hamas did not kill a single child of Isreal, Hamas did not murder a single child of Isreal. Whatever you listen to the TV is true? Never!

          Source is taken from Muhammad Zeyara’s Offical Page: http://goo.gl/HlP1aF

        • Muhammad Aamir

          Hamas is not attacking on Isreali’s children as Isreal is attacking on Palestine’s children.Isreal is breaking almost all Internation Laws plus using phosphorus chemical weapons. Hamas did not kill a single child of Isreal, Hamas did not murder a single child of Isreal. I think you have become a media addicted, whatever you listen to the TV is true? Never!

          Source is taken from Muhammad Zeyara’s Offical Page: goo dot gl/HlP1aF

          • Shahid Saleem

            Bhai, my knowledge of the conflict did not start one month ago. And your table is only for the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas.

            Since 2001, Hamas and its fellow fighters have fired thousands of rockets into Israel and most of the time Israel did not fight back (except for three short wars like current one. From 2001 to 2005 there were between 100 and 300 rockets fired a year. After that it became higher, with 1,200+ in 2006.

            This is well known and well documented. Wake up and read history. Read balanced news. Read Hamas’s own announcements. If Hamas is happy to tell the world that they fire rockets at Israel and to defend their actions for over 10 years, then who are you to say I am brainwashed?

            There are playgrounds and schools in Israel which have bomb shelters. Think about that. You do not build properly reinforced bomb shelters overnight, you have to do it over a period of time. And there is no reason at all to build shelters if you are not under constant attack. you are 100% wrong about Hamas not targeting children. they target ANYONE THEY CAN no matter if they are children or not.

            And everyone who talks about “white phosphorus” used by Israel to attack civilians? Read news archives. Hamas launched rockets with white phosphorus into Israel over six years ago. So if Israel is guilty, then so is Hamas of the same crime.

            Lastly, SIMPLY BECAUSE I DO NOT PROMOTE HAMAS DOES NOT MEAN I PROMOTE ISRAEL.

            I do not put my trust in any organization that forgets Allah’s and our Prophet’s (PBUH)’s rules on waging war. Killing civilians is NEVER okay in Islam.

            • Guest

              You wrote a lot without a reference brother. Would like to suggest a book or website etc where you got the data? From where you looked through that Hamas had used white phosphorous weapon? From where you studied about Hamas that they are attacking Isreali children? Please give me a reference, I shall be very thankful to you @shahidsaleem:disqus.

              • Shahid Saleem

                Also search facebook, flickr, google images, newspaper sites — you will find many references to bomb shelters in Israeli playgrounds and schools.

                Search for older stuff, like 2006 or 2008 news articles.

                The images are there. The stories are there. You can even find Muslims writing about them.

            • Guest

              If they are using white phosphorous weapon then It also means that they are using tanks against bloody Isreal, they are using F16 etc against them. They are more involved akin to Isreal.

              • Guest

                *more innovative

              • Shahid Saleem

                You don’t know very much. Educate yourself first.

                • Guest

                  I believe you are older than me(because I am a student and you are an employer of private sector or government – I read your one the comment where you wrote” It’s a fortune of government job” and another comment you was claiming that you are a private employer.You have more enlightenment than me, but I do not believe any thing without a reference even any Hadith or Quranic ayat-even a person send me the reference of the Hadith I research about it many of the reference I found wrong. If you find for me the references, I presume your hard work will not go to waste.if you provide me the links of a website where you got the data then I will research about the website and the author of the website. If you are not giving me the references then there is no chance of believing what you wrote above.

                • Zaheer Abbasi

                  Oh proffesor shut up n f off to israel.

            • Arsalan Shah

              I agree with everything you said. I just hope you’re not watching Geo (Jew) News.

              • Shahid Saleem

                Stop calling it Jew news, Jews are not as dumb as Geo news management :):):)

                • Guest

                  You are failed to provide me the references..!!

                  • Shahid Saleem

                    My posts with references have been repeatedly deleted. What should I do?

                    • Muhammad Aamir

                      Ok No Problem! You can send me the link in my e-mail: [email protected].
                      In which you are claiming that Hamas is using white phosphorus chemical weapon against Isreal.I’ill see!

                • Guest

                  I need the exact references of following paragraphs:

                  ==> “Since 2001, Hamas and its fellow fighters have fired thousands of rockets into Israel and most of the time Israel did not fight back (except for three short wars like current one. From 2001 to 2005 there were between 100 and 300 rockets fired a year. After that it became higher, with 1,200+ in 2006.”

                  ==>You are 100% wrong about Hamas not targeting children. they target ANYONE THEY CAN no matter if they are children or not.

                  ==>And everyone who talks about “white phosphorus” used by Israel to attack civilians? Read news archives. Hamas launched rockets with white phosphorus into Israel over six years ago. So if Israel is guilty, then so is Hamas of the same crime.

                  • Shahid Saleem

                    #1: wikipedia for “Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel”

                    And then scroll to the bottom of the page and read the CITATIONS.

                    #2: Imagine you are at a wedding. Someone does aerial firing to celebrate. Where will the bullets land? What will the bullets hit? I do not think you need “references” to know that aerial firing kills people occasionally. You could fire hundreds of guns at hundreds of weddings and only hit 1 person because bullets are small and the likelihood of killing someone is low. But people will die and property will be damaged.

                    Now imagine you are firing rockets with explosives in the direction of a country. The rockets don’t have GPS. Where will they land? Will they land and kill ordinary people? What do you think? Are you shooting the rockets directly at some enemy army base? NO. Your rockets have no guidance system so what do you think they will hit? Will 100% of the rockets hit enemy factories, enemy army depots, etc etc? NO. They’ll kill civilians.

                    And that is what happens.

                    #3: phosphorus: I found the links and posted them here but admin or someone else keeps deleting my posts. I even posted a link to an image of my disqus profile page which shows the deleted messages and that was deleted as well. So what should I do?

                    • Muhammad Aamir

                      This is a world of fakeness, nobody can trust every news that is extracted by Wikipedia or any other sources as you know 98% of world’s media is 3 Jewish company under control.initially, Media had been under control about 80 company. (Reference :ORYA MAQBOOL JAAN – Pakistan’s Challenges and Solutions – Video and Difa- e-Pakistan Magar Kese – – Orya Maqbool Jan- Video Dailymotion – both these videos have the Reference). I do not say that you are wrong, you have an ability to be persisted on your any argument. The references that you have provided me, Palestinian rocket attacks on Israel(WIKIPEDIA), I see that many references, which are present in the article, are extracted by the BBC and American Media- we can’t expect good things from the BBC and American media – that are completely under control 3 Jewish company as well as they are the worst enemy of the Muslims and Islam.The reference will only be true if they are provided by the opponent or true source. For instance, if Hamas uses white phosphorus against Israel if they say that we are using it from their own trusted news media source then we can say that they are speaking true but if Israeli or other news course claims that they are using the chemical weapon then there is no chance of trusting them.. If the Israeli media witnesses against Hamas or Palestine we can’t trust their news because Wikipedia and the media are their ownership as well as they are friend of the Jewish folks not enemy. You know Jewish are extremely waiting for the great deceiver, Dajjal, they are working on it, they are making plan to throw out every difficulty from his ways- it has no doubt, they are one of the most talented nation. If you read any book about Dajjal then you can perceive the present circumstances clearly.

                      You know the current situation better than me.But I do not say that you’re 100% wrong rather I say that MEDIA IS THE WORST ENEMY OF YOUR AND MY AND THE WHOLE MUSLIM UMMAH,so, STAY AWAY FROM IT, IF YOU WANT TO SAVE FROM DAJJAL’s FITNA!

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      I am sorry, but you do not come across as learned at all.

                      I told you to that you will find evidence that schools in Isreal have bomb shelters. You can find that everywhere. I told you that Israeli medical services are trained to treat Phosphorus burns. You can find that online, too. You actually have ZERO PROOF to disagree with my statements, and you have a LOT of evidence that suggests that what I said is true. What more can I do, find some way to get you a non-Pakistani passport and then a visa to Israel to confirm with your own eyes? Even then you will find some objection I am sure.

                      What happened to checking ARAB and MUSLIM news media??? Are they all controlled by Jews? What happened to reading websites run by Palestinians? Are they all controlled by Jews???

                      Man what happened to the greatest gift you have? It is called INTERNET It means ordinary people (not associated with any party or group or government) can write about what they see outside their windows? What about using that gift? Why can’t you even try?

                      You can be skeptical which is not a bad thing, but there is such a thing as stupidity. As long as you believe all your news comes from “three Jewish companies”, then you have lost.

                      Tell me, what sources told you about the 3 Jewish companies? Two videos on Youtube???? Why do you trust THOSE sources (and why do you believe them)? Have they ever told you thinks that turned out to be incorrect CONCLUSIONS drawn from real life events?

                      I am sure if you TRY you can find the same articles and the news in Arab media but it is not my job to do your research.

                      I very strongly suspect that the amount of proof you think you need of things that you already believe in is very little. The amount of proof you need for things that surprise you is very high. But in ACTUALLITY the amount of proof you need for both kinds SHOULD BE THE SAME — VERY HIGH.

                      Also, anything you have read about Jews waiting for Dajjal is not from Islam. Jews worship Allah, no matter how misguided they may be. To say that Jews are waiting for Dajjal, well, SHOW ME PROOF. SHOW ME ONE HADEETH. Show me the same “level” and “kind” of proof that you think the Media cannot provide me. NEVER EVER have I heard any responsible or learned sheikh of Islam ever claim that Jews are waiting for Dajjal. PROOF PROOF PROOF.

                      Yes, Dajjal will have followers fighters who are Jews, but the hadeeth EXPLICITLY says SOME JEWS, not ALL JEWS, and even the Jews it mentions are not in Israel but in Iran. but that is not the same thing as Jews are waiting for Dajjal.

                      If you asked a Jew “are you waiting for dajjal?” First he won’t know who Dajjal is and will have to do research. Second he will say “are you nuts? What makes you think I am waiting for the person who isn’t from Allah!” Go ahead, ask a Jew and you’ll find out.

                      I am not going to watch random videos on Youtube that mix fact with opinions. Give me hadeeth.

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      In every decade someone claims Dajjal is coming. Dajjal is coming. For over a thousand years people have said Dajjal is coming.

                      How quickly they forget the OTHER SIGNS of the Last Days and fail to realize the other signs have not come true yet.

                      Dajjal is not coming in my lifetime or yours.

                    • Muhammad Aamir

                      Ok No Problem! You can send me the link in my e-mail: [email protected].
                      In which you are claiming Hams is using white phosphorus chemical weapon.I’ill see!

    • Zaheer Abbasi

      I heard now i can see there are 1200 hundred jews live in pakistan.i thought they dose not exist but there u r.f off.

      • Guest

        Allah 1200 jews ko hadayat dy.

        • Zaheer Abbasi

          Aur tujhe aqal.

          • Shahid Saleem

            If Allah wanted them dead, he would have ordered Muslims to kill them and they would be dead in the time of Muhammad (PBUH).

            But that didn’t happen.

            So what you want to happen TODAY is what Allah does not want to occur TODAY.

    • Zaheer Abbasi

      Hail to hitler.i wish he would have finished all the jews.

      • Shahid Saleem

        You praise Hitler for doing what our Prophet DID NOT ALLOW MUSLIMS TO DO IN HIS TIME???

        Please go ahead and follow Hitler. I will follow the example of my Prophet. Stop calling yourself a Muslim.

        • Zaheer Abbasi

          U did not mention who is ur Prophet.

          • Shahid Saleem

            Amazing, you say that as if any Prophet of Allah has said you could do what Hitler did.

            My Prophet is the Last Prophet of Allah — Muhammad (PBUH).

            As if there was any doubt!!

            • are you Google or what?

              Can’t agree more with you shahid saleem

            • Zaheer Abbasi

              Dont lie.why r u afraid to expose that u r mirzai.u have pain for jews but when it comes to muslim u say hamas is blundring.

              • Shahid Saleem

                Who says I have pain for Jews???

                I say I do not support anyone who targets civilians.

                Does Hamas target civilians? YES
                Does IDF target civlians? YES

                So how you can say I support Jews?

                Are you stupid?

                • Zaheer Abbasi

                  Wah mother terrisa u have pain for jews u have pain for palestine.

  • Nadeem Pinsota

    Slaughtering the innocent human beings and then use this idea to centertain or earn some coins are all condemnable approaches towards civilized life. Shame on those who did it. Thanks Google for removing such shameful content.

  • Osama Mir

    What about Gaza Defender and Iron Dome? Why don’t they remove it too!