Elon Musk and the Israeli government have come to an agreement allowing the use of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite services in Gaza. Musk, in a meeting with Israel’s President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discussed the potential for Starlink to be employed in the region.
The agreement comes amid the aftermath of a tragic incident at the Kfar Azza kibbutz, where a Hamas-led massacre occurred on October 7, sparking an ongoing conflict resulting in numerous casualties.
During his visit, Musk reflected on the impact of propaganda, expressing concern about how misinformation can influence people’s beliefs and actions. While the meeting addressed controversial statements made by Musk on social media, it also paved the way for an understanding that permits the use of Starlink in Gaza with the Israeli government’s approval.
Although the details of the agreement remain somewhat unclear, Musk had previously announced on social media that Starlink would be made available to “internationally recognized aid organizations in Gaza.” The implementation of this service could potentially contribute to improved communication and connectivity in the region.