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Technology giant Apple has been removing Star of David symbols representing hospitals from its maps of Israel recently, Channel 2 reported on Wednesday.
Hospitals on Apple Maps are generally represented by the religious symbol of the majority religion in a given country, according to the report.
As examples, Channel 2 cited the Red Crescent of Islam symbol used on Apple Maps of Turkey and the Red Cross of Christianity used in France.
Until recently, most of the hospitals in Israel were represented by the Red Star of David on Apple Maps. However recently, the religion-neutral stethoscope symbol has replaced most of the Stars of David, according to the report.
The stethoscope symbol is used in other countries as well, Channel 2 reported, but not generally to represent hospitals, but rather, clinics and other medical facilities.
Apple did not respond to Channel 2's requests for comment.