MADRID, 28 Oct. (EUROPA PRESS) -
Tycoon Elon Musk has announced that his Starlink satellite communication system "will assist in connecting aid NGOs recognized by the international community" that are currently incommunicado in the Gaza Strip.
This was made known by Musk in a message published on his humanitarian agencies amid Israeli night attacks.
Starlink is a satellite system launched by SpaceX, also owned by Musk, and which in September 2022 already had more than 3,000 devices in low orbit.
The Minister of Telecommunications of the Palestinian Authority, Ishaq Sidr, had proposed to the Egyptian Government that it open its communication networks to the population of Gaza so that they can regain contact with the outside world after the blackout of electricity and communications prior to a new wave. of night bombings by the Israeli Army against the enclave.
"We ask Egypt to retransmit the Gaza networks," the minister explained in statements to the Al Hadath network, while the United Nations and NGOs such as Amnesty International have confirmed that they have lost contact with their teams within the Strip.
NetBlocks, an organization specializing in international surveillance of Internet communications, reported on Friday night a collapse in Gaza systems at the same time that the Palestinian telecommunications provider, Paltel, reported that an Israeli bombing had caused a " "total interruption" of Internet, mobile and landline services.