Elon Musk’s SpaceX’s Starlink plans to help with communication in the Ga*za Strip by collaborating with internationally recognized aid organizations. However, it’s unclear who has control over the communication infrastructure in that area, and no local facility has asked for a connection yet.
The power outage in Ga*za, which began on Friday night, has had a harmful impact, affecting life-saving activities and communication for humanitarian groups. Currently, SpaceX hasn’t provided specifics on how they’ll ensure that the Starlink connection is exclusively used by aid organizations and not others.
In another situation, Starlink satellites played a vital role in maintaining internet access in some regions after a significant event in February 2022, despite efforts by authorities to disrupt the internet.