Left-wing activists behind ‘Day against Occupation for Democracy’ introduce politically themed game to internet: Move the settlers.
The organizers of the “Day against Occupation and for Democracy,” which will occur on June 17, have found a creative new way to get across their political message — by way of a free, Flash game on the internet that allows users to play IDF soldiers removing settlers from the territories.
“This is your opportunity to remove the settlements and get Israel out of the territories,” the game’s home page says.
To remove a caravan, the player need only click on it once, but when the caravan turns into house, two clicks are necessary to remove it. The game gets trickier when it comes to removing a settlement guarded by soldiers.
“To get rid of a settlement, you have to drag back the poor soldiers who have to guard it back across the Green Line — to Israel,” the game explains.
The game’s left-wing developers do have their limits, though: Those who toss Israeli soldiers into the sea do not get any points.
Once the soldiers are removed, the settlement can be taken down, but it is an almost Sysiphean task as the settlers keep on coming back to rebuild.
If the player loses the game, the screen displays a particularly bitter message: “One more settlement and the country is lost.”…