Nearly 1,000 Apple employees have signed an internal letter to CEO Tim Cook urging the company to issue a public statement in support of the Palestinian people, The Verge reported Thursday.
“We are frustrated and disappointed because once more, many of those in positions of power and influence — who boldly stand for human rights in so many other just causes — either choose to remain silent or release ineffectually neutral ‘both sides’ statements with regards to the Palestinian situation,” wrote the letter’s authors, who are members of the Apple Muslim Association, according to The Verge.
Apple taking a “both sides” approach, they wrote, “would feel to us as the equivalent of ‘all lives matter’ — a minimization of the disproportionately larger pain and suffering of the Palestinian people.”
The petition says little about condemning the rockets fired at the civilian population by Hamas, which is not only regarded as a terrorist organisation by Israel….
Apple did not respond to a request for comment on this story.