Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Riyad al-Maliki says he is going to lodge a case against American technology companies Google and Apple over their deletion of Palestine from online world maps.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Lebanon-based and Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network on Friday, Maliki said he was “looking into legal procedure to respond to the removal of the name of Palestine from Google and Apple maps.”
He added, “We are working to determine the international tribunal that we will go to in order to file a case against Google and Apple,” noting, “It will be easy to put officials of the two companies on trial in case they insist on violating the international law.”
The top Palestinian diplomat noted, “They were inevitably mistaken when they dealt with the issue of Palestine with such intended political underestimation.”
Maliki went on to say that he was going to file a case against the United States and the Israeli regime in this regard with relevant international authorities.
Earlier this week, Google and Apple officially removed Palestine from their world maps and replaced it with Israel.