Hamas bans Israeli-provided internet service in Gaza
GAZA, Dec 11, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Hamas authorities on Tuesday ordered
telecommunication companies, mobile stores and internet providers
to stop offering services obtained from Israel.
In a statement, the ministry said offering services from
Israeli companies is banned, especially 3G and WiFi services.
Hamas justified its decision that the Israeli internet
providers allow access to pornographic websites, which local
internet companies in Gaza blocked upon an earlier order from
The statement added that the decision also aims at protecting
Palestinian telecom companies from "the unfair competition with
the Israeli companies."
In Gaza, there is only one mobile operator, Jawwal, which does
not offer 3G internet service.
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