Is Israel using Gaza communications blackouts as a weapon of war?

E-Sims offer a solution to Israel’s use of communications and internet blackouts as weapons of war in Gaza.

Israel’s war on Gaza has taken many shapes, but bombings and airstrikes are only part of the story.

Another less discussed weapon is connectivity – or lack thereof.

Israel controls most of Gaza’s electricity, as well as telecommunications and internet access. Access to the Internet is recognized by the United Nations as a fundamental human right. It informs us and allows us to connect with each other and the world.

This connection is especially important in times of war.

Aneliza Borges

Afaf Al Najjar – resident of Gaza
Alp Toker – Executive Director of NetBlocks
Mirna El Helbawi – Journalist
Dorgham Abusalim – writer and communication specialist


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