Israel Cuts Gaza Communication Lines

Israel has damaged communication lines in the Gaza Strip, imposing a complete information blackout on the besieged territory, Palestinian reports say.

The communication lockdown occurred late on Tuesday after Israeli bulldozers working in the Nahal Oz region close to the border with the Gaza Strip cut all mobile, landline and Internet connections with the strip.

Based on reports, all efforts to reach residents in the Hamas-run Palestinian region from abroad have been unsuccessful.

Palestinian telecommunications officials blamed Israeli military bulldozers for damaging fiber optic lines into Gaza, but an Israeli military spokesman has denied any role in the incident.

The Palestinian telecoms network, PalTel, which needs permits from Israeli authorities to repair the lines, says it has not received them yet.

The Israeli regime laid an economic siege on the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after the democratically-elected government of Hamas took over the administration of the strip.

Israel also denies some 1.5 million people in Gaza their basic rights, including the freedom of movement and their rights to appropriate living conditions, work, health and education.

(Press TV)

Know the Truth about Palestine

Dear Reader,
You have carried us through years of honest and accurate coverage and we are confident that you will carry us through the next stage, which promises to be more critical than ever, for Palestine and for all of us.
Make a contribution to support the Palestine Chronicle.
Click HERE to donate using your credit card or PayPal.
Or, click HERE to learn more.

(The Palestine Chronicle is a registered 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax deductible)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.