Musk Admits Feeling Pressure Over Providing Starlink To Gaza

Oct 29, 2023 | Read Now

Elon Musk on Sunday admitted he felt global pressure to offer his Starlink internet service to Gaza after Israeli airstrikes knocked out almost all communications in the area, though it remains unclear how his plan to offer service to aid organizations in the area will work.


Musk first posted just the head-exploding emoji, and then after a user suggested he was “stuck between what the best thing to do is” after feeling pressure to provide support in the territory, Musk just responded “Yeah” with a frowning emoji.

The billionaire owner of X on Saturday said Starlink, part of his SpaceX company, will “support communication links with internationally recognized aid organizations” in Gaza.

The internet service requires terminals on the ground to communicate with SpaceX satellites to connect to the internet, and the Wall Street Journal reports there are unlikely to be any such terminals in Gaza because of an Israeli blockade erected earlier this month.

There has been no clarification as to how or when the terminals will be sent or set up in Gaza, and SpaceX did not immediately respond to Forbes’ request for comment Sunday.


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