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Jul 05, 2014
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New Palestinian Computer Game Teaches Players: Armed Resistance, Not Negotiations

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Source: Alghad (UAE/Egypt)Sky News Arabia (UAE)The Internet

This video-clip presents a trailer of a new Palestinian computer game and several TV reports on it. The game, called "The Liberation of Palestine," teaches its players that negotiations "can never bring about any positive result" and that "the language of weapons is the most effective with the Israelis," according to one of the developers, interviewed on Al-Ghad Al-Arabi TV on October 19, 2014. According to a Sky News Arabia report, aired on October 22, 2014, the game develops strategy and familiarity with weapons. The trailer was posted on the Internet on July 6, 2014.

 

Following are excerpts:

 

 

Excerpts from a trailer posted on the Internet on July 6, 2014

 

 

"The First Strategy Game in Palestine"

 

 

"Establishing Refugee Camps"

 

 

"Building Homes"

 

 

"Buying weapons"

 

 

"Preparing the Camp Residents"

 

 

"Building Alliances"

 

 

"Prisoner Swaps"

 

 

"Scoring Attacks"

 

 

An elderly man wearing military fatigues: Discover your ability to liberate Palestine. Are you ready?

 

 

Voiceover: Visit the link and join us in playing "The Liberation of Palestine."

 

 

Sky News Arabia TV, October 22, 2014

 

 

Voice of reporter: A group of amateur Palestinian [programmers] in the Gaza Strip developed a new computer game, in which the players aim to liberate Palestine virtually. According to the description of the game, called "The Liberation of Palestine," players will gain experience in devising plans and forming alliances, and will become familiar with various offensive and defensive weapons, as well as with historical, archaeological, and religious sites in Palestine.

 

 

Karam Hussein, game developer: In the game, you form diplomatic alliances an carry out prisoner swaps. You get to know Palestinians and non-Palestinians abroad, in the 1948 territories, and in Jerusalem. The main idea is strategy, rather than action.

 

 

[…]

 

 

Al-Ghad Al-Arabi (UAE), October 19, 2014

 

 

The idea is to develop the spirit of resistance among Palestinian boys and girls. This game shows young Palestinians – or in fact, all Palestinians – that mutual understandings and negotiations over plundered rights can never bring about any positive result. The language of weapons is the most effective with the Israelis.

 

 

Voice of reporter: In "The Liberation of Palestine," players carry out various missions, in order to get rid of the Israeli settlements. Players can choose which Palestinian region they want to liberate.

 

 

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