Billionaire Elon Musk revealed on Saturday that its Starlink internet service will be made available to "internationally recognized aid organizations" in the Gaza Strip amid the news that all communication has been lost with the Palestinian enclave after last night's Israeli airstrikes.
The World Health Organization previously said it was unable to reach its staff and health facilities in the Palestinian territory. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported last night that all contact with its operating teams in the Strip has also been lost. BBC reporter Rushdi Abualouf said that due to the signal outage, ambulances drove in the direction of the explosions to help the injured.
Musk's announcement came in response to a statement by United States Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who said that cutting off communication to a population of 2.2 million is "unacceptable."