West Bank security fence barrier wall settlement 311 (R).
(photo credit: Reuters)
You can help two masked terrorists launch a virtual missile against the city of
Kfar Saba, located in the center of the country, with the click of a computer
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Or if that feels like too tame a target, you can set your sights
on Ben-Gurion Airport.
Welcome to a new kind of political advertisement
in the form of a mini-computer game, “Evacuation, Explosion,” which the Samaria
Citizens Committee posted on its website in advance the Home Front Command’s
missile drill on Wednesday.
According to the committee the political game
is designed to underscore the danger of any territorial withdrawal from the West
Bank by showing how it would increase the danger of a missile attacks against
The game first asks you to pick a Samaria
In the next frame it shows a photograph of the settlement
with the words, “If the nightmarish dream of the radical left is fulfilled, this
settlement won’t exist. Then what would happen?” The next frame shows two
terrorists with a missile aimed at Israeli cities from that settlement. The user
can chose whether they want a Grad or a Kassam missile, then press a red button
and send the missile flying.
A message then appears on the screen: “If
there are Jews in Samaria, there won’t be missiles in Kfar
“Evacuation, Explosion” is one of a series of computer games with
an educational and/or political message that the Virtual 3D company has designed
for the Samaria Citizens Committee.
The other three games posted on its
website involve: Ammunition Hill during the battle for Jerusalem in 1967, a game
from the time of Judah Maccabee and a game that takes place 3,000 years ago in
the biblical city of Samaria/Shomron, which was the capital of the Kingdom of
Israel in the 8th and 9th centuries BCE.
Company director Yehuda Vinograd
said that he combined his training in educational software and 3D technology to
create the games and the political ad.
Already, he said, around Pessah he
and the Citizens Committee thought that the technology would be an effective
tool to help the public understand the danger of withdrawing from Samaria.
Together they created the game, but they released it only now, because it felt
like the appropriate time.
More such political ads were under
development, Vinograd said.