Starlink has partially restored service in the Gaza Strip, restoring Internet access to almost two million residents of the region. At the same time, Israeli officials have expressed concern that the terminals could be used to coordinate the activities of Hamas militants.

This was reported by Bezpeka.Media.

Starlink owner Elon Musk stressed that the service will be available mainly to humanitarian organizations in Gaza. But there is a risk that Starlink will become available to militants as well. The Israeli Minister of Communications, Shlomo Karhi, criticizes Starlink for this decision and threatens to break off relations with Starlink, and therefore ban the network in Israel.

Tweet by Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, response to Elon Musk
Tweet by Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Karhi, response to Elon Musk

According to an anonymous U.S. official for the Washington Post, Israel has cut off communications in Gaza, resuming it after U.S. pressure.

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