Israeli military have “disconnected” Gaza from the outside world cutting off landlines, mobile and internet communications.
Palestinians who get caught up in Israeli strikes will not be able to call their families or even an ambulance, which comes as the military are now widening their assaults inside Gaza.
The Israeli military issued an “urgent” message to all Palestinians who are in northern Gaza to immediately “relocate south” for their own “safety.”
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This comes as Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) have already entered Gaza and have conducted air, sea and land operations.
The looming full scale ground offensive will be brutal for both the Israelis and Hamas in what will be a “significant” operation.
The IDF spokesman Daniel Hagari said, “This is an urgent military advisory.
“For your immediate safety, we urge all residents of northern Gaza and Gaza City to temporarily relocate south.”
“The impending IDF (Israel Defense Forces) operation is set to neutralize the threat of Hamas with precision and intensity,” he added.
Al-Arabiya reported that Plestia Alaqad, a freelance journalist in Gaza said, “My brain cannot fathom that things can get any worse. And here we are on Day 21, we have lost service.
“If you are dying, you can’t ring up the ambulance service. If you are struck, whatever happens, you can’t communicate with anyone.”
She said, “I’m supposed to tell the world what is going on, well I am in Gaza, and I don’t know what is going on.
“There is no internet, no network, no service, no fuel to move around by car, no electricity, nothing.”
“The shelling was intense everywhere in the strip,” one Reuters reporter wrote in a message to colleagues inside Gaza on Saturday.
The Palestine Red Crescent Society on social media platform X, saying, “The Israeli authorities have cut off landline, cellular, and internet communications, severely affecting our essential emergency medical services.”