BREAKING: Israeli ground forces expand operations in Gaza.
Tareq Abu Azzoum, reporting via satellite from Khan Younis in Gaza, pleads with his audience (video here):
We don’t know about anything that is happening in other districts in the territory.
Maybe there are new bombardments taking place in these areas. We don’t know how many victims. We can only hear bombardments everywhere, but we don’t know any anything about the casualties, about the situation on the ground.
We don’t know anything also about the medical conditions of doctors, medical workers, even at the al-Shifa Hospital [the largest in Gaza].
The situation is catastrophic right now.
We can no longer communicate with the international community to send our voice to the world to know what is happening on the ground.
I hope that this message might reach and have access to the world despite what we have experienced throughout the last hour.
The situation on the ground is really terrible. Everyone is afraid, everyone is terrified.
Please, guys, if you can hear us send this message to the world that we are becoming isolated.
Al Jazeera currently only has sporadic communication with correspondents in Gaza following the latest attacks on the besieged enclave.
There is a big push on the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, for Starlink internet services to be provided for Gaza, amid the almost total communications blackout in the enclave.
The hashtag “#starlinkforgaza is trending on the platform, with more than half a million posts.