After the “complete shutdown”… Elon Musk offers to provide communications in Gaza

American billionaire Elon Musk offered to provide Internet communications via satellite to the Gaza Strip, after communications with the Strip were cut off by the Israeli army.

Local sources in Gaza and telecommunications companies confirmed today, Friday, a complete outage of the optical fibers feeding the Internet in the Strip.

She explained that the Israeli army deliberately cut and disrupted communications and Internet lines in conjunction with the violent attacks carried out by Israeli aircraft and artillery on the Gaza Strip.

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Commenting on a tweet by progressive US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, in which she warned of the dangers of cutting off communications from the Gaza Strip, Musk said that he would provide “Starlink” service in Gaza.
“Starlink will provide the communications network for recognized international relief organizations in Gaza,” Musk wrote.
Starlink is a satellite network operated by Musk’s SpaceX company.
“Cutting off all communications for a population of 2.2 million is unacceptable,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. Journalists, medical professionals, humanitarian efforts and innocent people are at risk.
I don’t know how such an act can be defended. The United States has historically condemned this practice.

Musk’s intervention is required

In recent days, the hashtag “Starlink for Gaza” has been trending on social media platforms, led by the “X” platform, to demand billionaire Elon Musk to provide internet via satellite to the Palestinians in Gaza, especially since they are suffering from interruptions in electricity, water, communications, and the Internet.
Thousands of people on the “X” platform called on Elon Musk to save the people of Gaza and turn on the Internet via satellite for them, especially in light of the difficult circumstances they are suffering from, noting that he had previously done so in Ukraine during the Russian-Ukrainian invasion. conflict.
Free internet for Ukraine
Earlier, Musk announced the launch of a free Internet network in Ukraine via satellite. This initiative came in light of the Russian attacks that Ukrainian cities were aware of, which led to severe damage to infrastructure and a complete interruption of Internet and communications services.

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