Israel Angered by Apple’s ‘Intifada’ App

Israel has called on Apple to "immediately remove" from its store an application calling for a third Palestinian Intifada (uprising) against Israel, a report says.

The Israeli Public Affairs Ministry informed Apple CEO Steve Jobs in a letter on Tuesday, dpa reported.

The "thirdintifada" application was released on June 15 and was still available on Wednesday for free downloading from iTunes.

Public Affairs Minister Yuli Edelstein said in the letter, "Upon review of the stories, articles and photos published by means of the application, one can easily see that this is in fact anti-Israel and anti-Zionist.”

He noted that the application aimed to inform people of protests against Israel, adding that the same group had set up a Facebook page against Israel.

He was referring to the Facebook page that called for a "third Intifada" against Tel Aviv’s occupation of the Palestinian lands and suppression of the Palestinian people.

Thousands of Palestinians were killed by Israel during their first uprising between 1987 and 1993 and the second one in 2000s, which were both fiercely confronted by Israel.

Edelstein lobbied three months ago to get Facebook to remove the page.

The application, developed by a company based in Dubai, updates users on upcoming protests, and highlights articles critical of Israel.

Later on Wednesday The New York Times quoted an unnamed Apple spokesman as saying that the app has been removed from the App Store.

(Press TV)

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