The Gaza Strip has been hit by another major telecoms outage since the start of Israel's assault on the Palestinian territory.

It's the third outage in the space of a week in the region, which is under heavy fire from Israeli Defense Forces.

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According to Doug Madory, director of Internet Analysis at Kentik, the outage started at 6:15 pm local time yesterday (November 5).

Madory, who regularly tracks telecom outages on X, formerly known as Twitter, reported the outage.

"Internet service in Gaza completely down again for the third time in 10 days beginning at 16:15 UTC (6:15 pm local)," he said.

He added that Palestinian-based telco Paltelco confirmed that the Gaza Strip has seen a full shutdown of communications and Internet services after the Israeli side disconnected the servers.

The first outage, which took place on October 27, lasted for around 36 hours.

A second outage on November 1 lasted for a few hours before services were restored.

Services are slowly being restored in the region, notes NetBlocks, but Internet connectivity is still widely disrupted.

Israel has stepped up its attacks on the region, in retaliation for the Hamas terror attack last month.

Hamas killed more than 1,400 people in Israel in surprise attacks on October 7, with more than 200 people kidnapped.

At least 9,700 people have been killed in Gaza since October 7, according to the Ministry of Health in Gaza.