Snapchat accused of disrespecting Palestinians

Snapchat responded to critics today by starting a “West Bank Life” geofilter where people on the other side of the wall. (Screen grab from Snapchat)

Snapchat started a West Bank snap Thursday after condemnation from the Arab world for posting a Tel Aviv snap on the anniversary of last summer’s Gaza war.

As part of its “City Life” campaign, Snapchat on Tuesday added a “Tel Aviv Life” geofilter that allowed the world to witness life in the Israeli city. Israeli citizens were seen enjoying themselves on beautiful beaches.

Arabs took to Twitter and Facebook to denounce the video-messaging application’s lack of respect and empathy toward the Palestinians. Snapchat responded by starting a “West Bank Life” geofilter.


Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:45 - GMT 06:45