The technology firm, Apple have removed an application called “The Third Palestinian Intifada” for purchase for Mac, and iPhone users.The action was taken after Yuli-Yoel Edelstein, Israeli Minister for Public Affairs and Immigrant Absorption, mailed a letter to the Apple Corporation requesting the “immediate removal” of the application.
On Tuesday, Mac officials had decided to keep the app running despite Israeli pressures to take it down. However, CNN reported today that Mac corporations have removed the application for future purchase.
Edelstein wrote that the app was “anti-Israel and anti-Zionist” and calls for an immediate Palestinian uprising against the state of Israel.
The Arabic language app was developed in Dubai to update users on upcoming Palestinian protests and news articles critical of the Israeli regime.
“The Third Palestinian Intifada” was released June 15 and was free for download from App Store until Wednesday, June 22, 2011.
The app was removed for “being offensive to large groups of people,” an Apple spokesman told Haaretz.
In May, United States attorney Larry Klayman sued Mark Zuckerburg, founder of Facebook, for over one billion dollars for not removing the Facebook group “The Third Palestinian Intifada” soon enough.