Elon Musk offers Starlink internet to war-hit Gaza amid communications blackout

  • October 28, 2023

Elon Musk was responding to US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who questioned how anyone could defend “such an act” after communications and internet were cut off in the Gaza Strip last night.

Starlink is a satellite network created by Mr. Musk’s space flight company SpaceX to provide inexpensive internet access to remote areas. The lifespan of a Starlink satellite is approximately five years, and SpaceX aims to eventually have as many as 42,000 satellites in this so-called megaconstellation.

On Friday, Internet and phone service were completely shut off throughout the Gaza Strip as a result of intense Israeli bombardment of the Palestinian territory. Hamas accused Israel of taking the action “to perpetrate massacres with bloody retaliatory strikes from the air, land, and sea.”

Source: https://m.timesofindia.com/world/middle-east/starlink-to-provide-services-to-internationally-recognized-aid-organizations-in-gaza-elon-musk/articleshow/104781715.cms