Online Platform Could Face Lawsuit for Selling Video Game That Lets You Slaughter Israelis

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The online gaming platform Steam could be taken to court for its refusal to take off the market a video game that allows players to slaughter Israeli soldiers and perform acts of terrorism, the Washington Free Beacon reports.

Steam, which has some 25 million users and is owned by the Valve company, may be “in direct violation of United States anti-terrorism legislation” over its sale of Fursan Al-Aqsa: The Knights of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, according to the International Legal Forum (ILF), an advocacy group of more than 3,500 international lawyers and civil society activists. The video game puts you in control of a Palestinian terrorist who slaughters Israelis with high-powered weaponry and other munitions.

The game has drawn widespread condemnation in Israel, as well as from international anti-Semitism watchdogs, but remains on sale by Steam for $14.99. While the game was temporarily removed from Steam’s library following an October 2021 Free Beacon report, it reemerged in April 2022 in an updated version that includes “even more gruesome and violent” material, according to ILF chief executive officer Arsen Ostrovsky, who said his organization notified Valve in recent correspondence that it will “consider pursuing all availing legal actions” to get the game removed.

The video game’s creator, Nidal Nijm Games, has fully embraced the controversy, publicly bragging in his Twitter profile about being the “most based Game dev on Steam” and “making Zionists cry.” Promotional materials for the game posted on YouTube tout Israeli opposition to it and feature Jewish soldiers being shot in the face.

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Source: Matzav

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