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Users on Elon Musk’s X (formerly known as Twitter) are calling on the billionaire to establish high-speed internet in Gaza through his Starlink satellites, after Israel announced a “total siege” on the enclave which has hit the Strip’s supplies of fuel, water, food and electricity.
The World Health Organisation has also issued the same plea, as it says it is unable to distribute fuel and medical supplies to Gaza due to “a lack of security guarantees”.
Musk previously provided Starlink internet to Ukraine following Russia’s illegal invasion of the country, and now social media users are hoping the businessman will do the same for Gaza:
Elon Musk, the country needs you. \n\n#Starlinkforgaza \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8
\ud83d\udea8\ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8 As the MOST VIRAL account on Elon Musk\u2019s X this month I FULLY ENDORSE #StarLinkForGaza
#starlinkforgaza is a nice idea but even if Musk supported it (which he wouldnt/couldnt), you'd need to get terminals into Gaza which the Israelis wouldn't allow. With no fuel and even with solar power it would limit the effectiveness (although of course better than nothing)
Dear Elon Musk, \n\nGaza has no electricity, water, food, medicine, fuel, \nand as of today, no internet. \n\nIt is time to be on the right side of history.\n\nGazan children need your help to make their voices heard around the world. \nPlease send Starlink to Gaza. \n#starlinkforgaza\u2026
\ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8 Elon Musk @elonmusk is Gaza\u2019s only hope right now.\n\nI support #StarLinkForGaza!
The Tesla founder – who bought Twitter exactly a year ago - has since responded to the calls, replying “correct” to an account which said Gaza “[needs] the hardware” to access Starlink.
He also wrote: “No terminals from Gaza have attempted to communicate with our constellation. SpaceX will support communication links with internationally recognised aid organisations.”
Musk has already been caught up in the Israel-Hamas war over his management of X, as the EU warned him that his platform was spreading “illegal content and information” about the conflict.