The Palestine Telecommunications Company (Paltel) has announced that landline, mobile and internet services are now “gradually being restored across Gaza,” following a major blackout on Friday night.
- The company said that its technical teams “are diligently addressing the damage to the internal network infrastructure under challenging conditions.”
We are pleased to announce that telecommunication services (landline, mobile, and internet) in Gaza Strip, disrupted on Friday, October 27, 2023, due to the ongoing aggression, are gradually being restored.
— Paltel (@Paltelco) October 29, 2023
Israel threatens to destroy Musk’s Starlink
Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Kahri has vowed that “Israel will use all means at its disposal to fight” SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s planned provision of Starlink internet access to Gaza.
“Hamas will use it for terrorist activities,” Kahri claimed in a post on X (formerly Twitter), adding that “there is no doubt about it, we know it, and Musk knows it.”