Through several posts on her Instagram, American singer, songwriter and actress Madonna has called on Google and Apple to return Palestine back to their maps.
Madonna, the songwriter and actress protested against the removal of Palestine from Google maps, social media users have said.
Her solidarity with Palestine coincided with the launch of a petition calling on Google to explain its decision, which more than a million people have signed.
The petition denounces Google for the fact that its decision makes it “complicit in the Israeli government’s ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
Israel, established on Palestinian land, is clearly designated, but Palestine does not appear on Google maps. “Why not?” the petitioners asked.
One of the images circulating on social media show Madonna sharing an image of the the map in question with Palestine missing, with a comment: “Google and Apple have officially removed Palestine from their maps.”