Google denies removal of Palestine from Maps

After generating some controversy for allegedly removing the “Palestine” label from a region neighboring Israel, the search engine issued a press release that denies any action on the map service:

“There was never a ‘Palestine’ label on Google Maps, however, we discovered a bug that removed the labels for“ West Bank ”and“ Gaza Strip ”. We are working quickly to bring these labels back to the area, ”said a Google spokesman.

The searcher’s representative also reported that the GIF posted on social media, which showed the label being removed from Google Maps, is false. You can view it below: