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Israel Furious With Elon Musk – “We will use ALL MEANS to FIGHT this!”

Elon Musk has offered the use of his Starlink satellite internet to humanitarian aid organizations in Gaza.

Israel, responsible for much of the electricity and internet around Palestine, opted to restrict access after the invasion of Hamas.

Now that Elon Musk has offered a solution, the telecommunication minister of Israel has spoken up in retaliation against Musk’s decision.

The Hill shares more on Gaza’s use of Starlink:

Musk said his company would give access to “internationally recognized” aid organizations, though it is unclear how quickly they would be able to connect to the technology as it requires special equipment.

However, Musk’s commitment came in response to criticism of Israel’s decision to cut communication from Rep. Alexandria Ocacio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).

“Cutting off all communication to a population of 2.2 million is unacceptable,” Ocacio-Cortez said on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Friday. “Journalists, medical professionals, humanitarian efforts, and innocents are all endangered. I do not know how such an act can be defended.”

“The United States has historically denounced this practice,” she added.

The Israeli ground campaign appears to be the beginning of a long-anticipated invasion of northern Gaza. The conflict began earlier this month after Hamas militants launched a surprise attack on Israel, killing over 1,400 people and taking more than 200 people hostage.

The war in Israel has resulted in many hard decisions for retaliation against Hamas.

Unfortunately, many innocent Palestinians have been caught in the crossfire.

Business Insider shares more on Israel’s response to Elon Musk:

The emergency 101 telephone number wasn’t working, meaning that ambulances could not be called. Many journalists and aid workers in the Gaza Strip were also out of contact, outlets including The Guardian reported.

Israel’s communications minister, Shlomo Karhi, later responded to Musk’s post on X, saying Israel would fight against the SpaceX CEO’s effort to offer Starlink to Gaza.

“Israel will use all means at its disposal to fight this,” Karhi said in the post.

It’s unclear how Elon Musk will respond to this.

I’m not sure it particularly matters for Elon Musk whether they agree to this or not.

The only concern is Israel strong-arming of American politicians to forbid Elon’s involvement.


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