Pierre Joris on Sat, 20 Jul 2002 22:50:16 +0200 (CEST)

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For hundreds of thousands of Palestinians, getting to work, school or the
market has been virtually impossible since Israel's latest anti-terror
campaign began. Now, many won't be able to get online, either. Early
Monday morning, Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) troops took over the offices
of Palnet, the leading Palestinian Internet service provider, shutting
down the firm's operations. The move, which has reduced Internet access to
a trickle in the West Bank and Gaza, is part of a larger, intermittent
effort by the Israeli military to hobble the Palestinians' communications
and media infrastructure. In January, the IDF blew up the Ramallah offices
of the Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, the official voice of the
Arafat government.

[SOURCE: Wired, AUTHOR: Noah Shachtman]

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