Social media users are demanding that 'Palestine' be added to Google Maps

AIRO: A post that went viral among Arab social media users on Thursday accused Google of removing Palestine from all online maps.

Users shared screenshots of Google Maps showing the outline of the map with the labels "West Bank" and "Gaza Strip" as well as "Israel".

The viral post states that the label for Palestine has been removed and that people are angry that "Palestine does not exist" on Apple and Google Maps.

However, in 2016, when consumers claimed the same thing, Google responded that the name Palestine was never on its map.
A Google spokesman at the time said: "Google Maps has never been labeled 'Palestine'.

A spokesman said there was a bug that removed the label for "the West Bank and" Gaza.

“We are working quickly to get these labels back in this area,” she said.

The move comes after Israeli President Benjamin Netanyahu mortgaged occupied parts of the West Bank.
The threat has provoked global criticism from many countries, calling it a 'human rights violation'.

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