Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Kahri has threatened to destroy Elon Musk’s Starlink after Musk announced that he would grant access to “internationally recognized aid organizations” operating in Gaza.
The planned Starlink internet connection from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to Gaza would be opposed by Israel, according to Israeli Communications Minister Shlomo Kahri, who has threatened to “use all means at its disposal.”
In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Kahri asserted that “there is no doubt about it, we know it, and Musk knows it.” Hamas would utilize it for terrorist purposes.
In response, the tech mogul pledged to “do a security check with both the US and Israeli governments before turning on even a single terminal,” stating that he is “not so naive” and outlining how the suggested plan would operate.
“Per my post, no Starlink terminal has attempted to connect from Gaza. If one does, we will take extraordinary measures to confirm that it is used *only* for purely humanitarian reasons,” Musk said.
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Following a flurry of Israeli bombings that cut out the enclave’s final phone and internet connections to the outside world earlier on Saturday, Musk announced that he would grant access to “internationally recognized aid organizations” operating in Gaza via the Starlink satellite network.
Indian Jewish communities in Manipur and Mizoram are known as the Bnei Menashe, and they share a close relationship with Israel, which is why they are fighting Israel’s war against Hamas.
Following a series of Israeli airstrikes on Friday night, internet and mobile phone connections were disrupted in Gaza. The UN Children’s Agency (UNICEF), the World Health Organization, Doctors Without Borders, the Red Cross, and the Red Crescent all reported no communication from their employees as a result of the outage, which prevented news media and relief organizations from reaching their staff. Additionally, RT Arabic was momentarily unable to get in touch with its photographers and correspondents in Gaza.
With this plan, Musk would send Starlink into a combat zone for the second time. The tech billionaire gave Kiev Starlink terminals just after Russia’s military intervention in the country began. But when he forbade the Ukrainian military from utilizing the network to direct drone attacks on Russian ships in the Black Sea, he lost support.