'Palestinian' lawyer accuses Google of 'including West Bank and Gaza' in its map of Israel
For those of you who have forgotten Diana Buttu, here's Hillel Neuer making mincemeat out of her, here's Jake Tapper being totally fooled by her, and here's Fox News owning her.Google maps Israel as including West Bank and Gaza (see end of video). https://t.co/IH2PVGOeS7— Diana Buttu (@dianabuttu) June 1, 2015
Buttu's tweet above - retweeted by Gershon Baskin - points to the video below. The video talks about Google mapping the Israel trail, a 1000-kilometer trail network meant to be Israel's version of the Appalachian trail.
Let's go to the videotape.
The video has over a million views in the nearly a month since it was posted, and you would think that if the Israel trail included Judea and Samaria someone else would have made that comment before Buttu made it around 1:00 this afternoon Israel time. And you're probably right. Because, you see, Buttu is lying - or at least grossly exaggerating.
The Israel trail's route is mapped here (link in Hebrew) and here. There's a note in the English version that claims that the trail crosses the 'green line,' and a quick look at the map (below - I used the Hebrew one because it's larger) shows that it does for a very short time - west northwest of Jerusalem. My guess is that it's the same place where Highway 1 - the main highway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv - crosses the green line for a couple of kilometers. It's near Latrun. And you can bet that if there is ever a 'Palestinian state,' they won't be getting it.
That's a far cry from a claim that Google mapped Judea and Samaria as part of Israel. Too bad they didn't. If the 'Palestinians' are going to whine anyway, we may as well give them something real to whine about.
Oh and Gaza? that's the place on the left-most point on the white with the gray outline. The trail is nowhere near there.