Israeli town sues Google


A town in northern Israel is suing Google for slander.


Kiryat Yam is disputing a Google Earth entry that says it was built on the ruins of the Arab village Ghawarina, leveled during Israel’s War of Independence, according to The Associated Press. The town of 40,000 located north of Haifa has filed a complaint with the Israeli police.


A Palestinian Google Earth user, Thameen Darby, inserted the note – one of 10 he has written on the Google Israel map to help other Palestinians find the villages of their parents or grandparents, the AP reported. Other maps put Ghawarina on the site of a present-day Arab village.


Google defends the practice of allowing its users to insert their own information on the world map feature, according to the AP.



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