Internet services are still down in Gaza, Palestine, as the outage enters its fifth day.

It's the longest outage since the war with Israel broke out in early October, and seventh major outage in total.

Gaza Strip
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Palestinian telco Paltel first flagged the outage on January 12, noting that services had gone down around 4:23pm local time, as two of its engineers were killed while attempting to restore services.

There have not been any updates from Paltel or Jawwal, another telco based in the region, since January 14.

The most recent update has been provided by Internet governance watchdog NetBlocks, which stated on January 16 that the outage had extended beyond 96 hours.

Gaza is currently under heavy attack from Israeli forces in retaliation for the Hamas terror attack in October.

Hamas killed more than 1,200 people in Israel in surprise attacks on October 7, with more than 200 people kidnapped.

At least 24,000 people have been killed in Gaza since October 7, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza, with more than 60,000 wounded.

Since the start of the war, Israel has blocked all but one delivery of fuel to Gaza, so resources have been scarce.