The Palestinian Telecommunications Group (PALTEL) announced that the telecommunications services it provides in the Gaza Strip Gaza It will stop in the next few hours due to running out of fuel.
The private group said – in a statement – “We regret to announce that all generators operating in the main stations in the Gaza Strip have stopped, due to the exhaustion of the fuel necessary to operate them.”
The group added that the basic network elements in the sector have become dependent on the remaining energy storage sources (energy storage batteries), which will lead to the cessation of all communications services in the coming hours.
Paltel is the largest provider of cellular communications and Internet services in the Gaza Strip, and the exclusive provider of fixed communications services there.
On Sunday, Palestinian Minister of Communications Ishaq Sidr announced – during a press conference attended by heads of telecommunications companies in the Palestinian market – that communications services in the Gaza Strip will stop completely starting the day after tomorrow, Thursday, as a result of the fuel scarcity.
Sidr pointed out that about 65% of communications lines were bombed due to the ongoing war.
Since the launch of the Palestinian resistance, there has been a battle Al-Aqsa flood On October 7, Israel repeatedly cut off communications services from Gaza three times for periods ranging between 12 and 48 hours before restoring them.
During periods of communications interruption, the Gaza Strip was subjected to violent Israeli bombing, which resulted in several massacres against civilians.