Gaza Disconnected
- Chicago 10/30/2023 (Electronic Intifada)

On Friday, Gaza was completely disconnected from the outside world after all communications were cut off. There was a total blackout of the internet and phone network within Gaza as well, affecting everyone including emergency services and humanitarian workers.

This came as Israel intensified its aerial extermination campaign and launched bigger ground raids into the besieged territory.

Connectivity began to return on Sunday revealing to the world more of Israel's atrocities and destruction. The death toll has now passed 8,000.

On Sunday, Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, made an unannounced visit to Rafah crossing and delivered his first significant comments about the situation.

Khan said that impeding relief supplies to Gaza's population may constitute a crime under the ICC's jurisdiction. Israel must make "discernable efforts, without further delay to make sure civilians receive basic foods, medicine," Khan said.

We'll be joined by Ahmed Alnaouq, a Palestinian who lives in the UK. Ahmed lost more than 20 members of his family when Israel bombed their home in Gaza on 22 October.

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