Musk Prepares To Save Gaza’s Internet With Starlink Deployment | ZeroHedge


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Musk Prepares To Save Gaza's Internet With Starlink Deployment | ZeroHedge

Over the past 24 hours, Israeli ground forces have escalated their attacks in Gaza, preparing for a potential large-scale ground operation aimed at the militant group Hamas.

According to NetBlocks, a network analysis website, all internet and phone services in the region have been severed. Meanwhile, on the 'free speech' platform X, some users are urging Elon Musk to assist Gaza by providing Starlink terminals, mirroring his support in Ukraine. 

Gaza is under bombardment and the Internet is cut off. We demand that Starlink be activated in the Gaza Strip#starlinkforgaz

-- دعسُوقة (@ladybug__9) October 27, 2023

@elonmusk activate @Starlink for #Gaza. We demand to see what's happening

-- Awaited Hope (@Awaited_Hope) October 27, 2023

#starlinkforgaza We demand starlink service to Gaza. The way you did for Ukraine. ⁦

-- Begum Hamza (@BegumHamza) October 28, 2023

On Friday, NetBlocks posted on X, "Live network data show a collapse in connectivity in the Gaza Strip with high impact to Paltel, amid reports of heavy bombardment; the company is the last remaining major operator to supply service as connectivity declines amid ongoing fighting with Israel." 

In response to the internet outage, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, a party that has had many members chant antisemitic slogans and displaying pro-Hamas signs in protests, criticized Israel's bombardments in Gaza. 

Musk responded to AOC's X post: 

Starlink will support connectivity to internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza. [ComStar]

-- Elon Musk (@elonmusk) October 28, 2023

Musk, the owner of X, Tesla, and SpaceX, has provided a digital lifeline for soldiers and civilians in Ukraine amid the war with Russia.

Of course, there was pushback by pro-Israel twitterati, but Musk rapidly responded to clarify...

Interestingly, despite some of AOC's colleagues previously criticizing the billionaire based on a misleading report from his biographer regarding internet service disruptions in Ukraine, they now find themselves seeking his assistance. 


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