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Elon Musk Extends Starlink Internet to Gaza's Aid Organizations

Elon Musk Extends Starlink Internet to Gaza’s Aid Organizations

Israel threatens to break connections with satellite company, claims Hamas will make use of connectivity to carry out terrorist attacks, and suggests Musk to condition it on the release of hostages

Millionaire Elon Musk on Saturday said that his Starlink satellite service will provide internet connectivity to “internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” who are experiencing a blackout in telecommunications since Friday.

Starlink is an orbital satellite network located in low Earth orbit. They provides internet connectivity to remote locations or regions that have normal communications infrastructure scuttled.

Musk who is the owner of Starlink operator SpaceX was responding to a blog post written posted by US Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who called the blackout of communications that has been imposed in Gaza “unacceptable.”

“Starlink will support connectivity to internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” Musk wrote on X the site, which was previously Twitter which he also owns.

The Communications Minister of Israel Shlomo Karhi has threatened to cut off communication with Starlink in the event that Musk continues to pursue. With X, Karhi tweeted: “Israel will use every means available to stop this.

“HAMAS will utilize it for terrorist attacks. There’s no doubt about that We are aware of it and Musk is aware of that. HAMAS is ISIS. Maybe Musk is willing to make it conditional upon an end to our kidnapped infants or sons, daughters, old people. Every single one of them!”

“By then, my office will cut any ties with Starlink,” he added.

Responding to Musk’s proposal The Director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated: “We could really benefit from Starlink to be able to get into contact with our employees as well as hospitals in Gaza. What are we doing to get it done?”

UN agencies and non-governmental organizations had earlier on Saturday said that they’d stopped communicating with the teams operating in Gaza. Gaza Strip.

“Hospitals and humanitarian operations can’t continue without communications,” Lynn Hastings, UN resident and coordinator of humanitarian assistance said on X.

Israel has responded by launching an aerial bombardment of terrorists’ targets within Gaza. Israel has responded with aerial bombardment of terrorist targets in Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Enclave’s Hamas leaders launched an unprecedented attack on Israel on the 7th of October. The following Saturday, 2500 Hamas terrorists attacked southern Israel via sea, land as well as air and captured more than 20 villages, killing nearly 1,400 people, mainly civilians, including entire families as well as attendees at a music festival.

Terrorists also abducted more than 230 people including children and elderly people as well as taking them hostage in Gaza.

Since Israel has launched retaliatory air strikes and artillery strikes that day around 8,000 people are dead in Gaza. Gaza Strip, according to statistics released by the Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry.

These numbers are not independently verified. They are based on Palestinian militants murdered by Israel and Palestinian civilians killed by the errant rockets fired by terrorist groups in Gaza.

Paris, on June 16, 2023. (Alain Jocard/AFP)

The billionaire Elon Musk on Saturday said that his Starlink satellite service will provide internet connectivity to “internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” who are experiencing a blackout in telecommunications since Friday.

Starlink is a satellite network located in low earth orbit that can offer internet access to remote areas, or even areas that have normal communication infrastructures disabled.

Musk who is the owner of Starlink operator SpaceX Musk, who owns SpaceX operator Starlink, responded to a tweet made by US Democrat congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who called the blackout of communications that has been imposed in Gaza “unacceptable.”

“Starlink will support connectivity to internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza,” Musk wrote on X the site, which was previously Twitter which he also owns.

Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi has threatened to end contact with Starlink in the event that Musk decides to proceed with. In response to X, Karhi tweeted: “Israel will employ every tool available to stop this.

“HAMAS will employ it to carry out terrorist attacks. There’s no doubt about that We are aware of it and Musk is aware of that. HAMAS is ISIS. Maybe Musk is willing to make it conditional upon that we release our kidnapped infants or sons, daughters, old people. Every single one of them!”

“By then, my office will cut any ties with Starlink,” the man said.

Buildings destroyed located in Gaza City, Saturday, Oct. 28th 2023. (AP/Abed Khaled)

Responding to Musk’s proposal the director of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated: “We could really benefit from Starlink to get into contact with our employees as well as hospitals in Gaza. How do we achieve this?”

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UN agencies and NGOs earlier Saturday said that they’d been unable to communicate with teams operating in Gaza Strip. Gaza Strip.

“Hospitals and humanitarian operations can’t continue without communications,” Lynn Hastings, UN resident and coordinator of humanitarian assistance said on X.

Israel has responded by launching an aerial attack on terrorist targets within Gaza. Israel has responded with aerial bombardment of terrorist targets in Gaza Strip after the Palestinian Enclave’s Hamas rulers launched a massive attack on Israel on the 7th of October. The following Saturday morning, more than 2500 Hamas terrorists attacked southern Israel via sea, land and air, and took more than 20 villages and killed more than 1,400 people mostly civilians. This included families and people attending the outdoor festival of music.

Terrorists also kidnapped around more than 230 people including children and elderly people and are now holding them hostage in Gaza.

Since Israel has launched retaliatory air strikes and artillery attacks on one of those days more than 8,000 people are believed to are dead in Gaza. Gaza Strip, according to statistics released by the Gaza Strip’s Hamas-run health ministry.

The numbers can’t be independently verified, and they do not are based on Palestinian militants murdered by Israel and Palestinian civilians killed by the errant rockets fired by terror groups from Gaza.

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Israel claims to have has killed 1500 Hamas terrorists in Israel in the week following October 7.

Musk’s Starlink satellite internet service was also operational in Ukraine just following the Russian invasion in February 2022.

This network allows the increasingly advanced soldiers operate in areas where other methods of communication are not available is a crucial combat tool for Kyiv.

On September 11, Musk claimed he’d stopped Ukraine from destroying the Russian Black Sea navy fleet last year by blocking Starlink Internet access.

“There was a request for emergency assistance by the government to activate Starlink until Sevastopol. The apparent goal was to destroy the bulk of the Russian fleet while at anchor.” Musk wrote on X.

The statement was met with a scathing condemnation from Mykhailo Podolyak who is an aide to the senior of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky.

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