Google has removed the name of Palestine from its Google Maps and replaced it with Israel – a decision denounced by the Palestinian Journalists’ Forum.
In a statement released yesterday, the Forum said that Google’s decision which was made on 25 July “is part of the Israeli scheme to establish its name as a legitimate state for generations to come and abolish Palestine once and for all.”
It added, “The move is also designed to falsify history, geography as well as the Palestinian people’s right to their homeland.
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It “is a failed attempt to tamper with the memory of Palestinians and Arabs as well as the world,” was also stated.
The forum said the move was “contrary to all international norms and conventions,” stressing that Google should backtrack on its actions.