Gaza in communications blackout as Israel intensifies siege

The destruction of phone and internet connections has plunged Gaza into a communications blackout and created an information vacuum amid the heaviest aerial bombardment of the war so far. A handful of reports that emerged from the enclave on Saturday depicted chaos and anguish as paramedic teams and aid agencies struggled to coordinate rescue and relief efforts and families sought news about relatives. Rushdi Abualouf, a journalist working for the BBC in Gaza, said since communications were cut on Friday night ambulance drivers could not receive instructions so they simply drove in the direction of explosions.

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Source: The Guardian