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Hamas forbids use of Israeli SIM cards in Gaza


Hamas is trying to stop sale of smuggled Israeli SIM cards into Gaza saying they pose a security risk, undercut local providers, and allow access to internet content that Hamas deems ‘unacceptable.’

By Reuters


Hamas-run authorities in Gaza are trying to stop the sale and distribution of pre-paid SIM cards from Israeli cellular providers, arguing the cards pose economic and security risks and allow users to access “immoral” content.


Officials from the Palestinian telecommunications and interior ministries, which are overseen by Hamas, said there have always been restrictions on the use of Israeli SIMs in the territory, but now they are determined to stamp them out entirely. Continue Reading »