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Communications and Internet Services Disrupted in Gaza Strip

Paltel claimed in a message X that communications and internet services in the Gaza Strip have been completely cut off.

Paltel, or Palestine Telecommunication Company, claimed in a message on messaging platform X on Wednesday that communications and internet services have been entirely cut down in the Gaza Strip owing to international connectivity being disconnected once more.

Paltel is the major telecommunications company in Gaza.

A few things to Know About the Gaza Strip:

The Gaza Strip is a 41-kilometer-long (25-mile) by 10-kilometer-wide area positioned between Israel, Egypt, and the Mediterranean Sea.

Gaza was seized by Israel during the 1967 Six-Day War after being occupied by Egypt.

In 2005, Israel evacuated its army and approximately 7,000 settlers from the land.

It has a population of 2.23 million people and one of the world’s greatest population densities.

According to the UN, almost 75% of Gaza’s population – 1.7 million people – are registered refugees or descendants of refugees. More than 500,000 people are housed in eight overcrowded camps spread over the Strip.

Israel controls the airspace over Gaza and its coastline, as well as the flow of people and commerce.

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