Displaced Gazans Resort To Egyptian Mobile Networks To Connect With Families

Amid a lack of telecommunication services, displaced Gazans head to Egypt’s border with Rafah to try connecting to Egyptian networks, in the hope of finding service on their phone and communicating with their relatives.Many, like Mariam Odeh, walk miles from the tents where they are taking shelter, to send a voice message to relatives still in Khan Younis or elsewhere.The war began on Oct. 7 when Hamas fighters rampaged across the border, killing more than 1,200 people in Israel and seizing 240 hostages. Israel’s assault on Gaza started the same day and has killed more than 27,000 people, health authorities in the Hamas-run enclave say.Communications and internet services were down on several occasions, also complicating the work of emergency and ambulance crews trying to help people.

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