The Ministry of Telecommunication and Technology for Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip announced this week that use of wireless telecommunication in the area would no longer be allowed without its permission.
“Transmission equipment used to send wireless radio waves are not allowed regardless of its use (personal or scientific), unless there is a license from the ministry,” it said in a Tuesday statement.
The decision “includes all public frequencies, stations and wireless equipment,” the statement added.
The ministry said it made the ruling after it found some users of radio waves without a license were causing overlapping and confusion of signals.
It warned violators of the ruling would face of legal consequences, and said it had made the decision under authority granted by Gaza’s telecommunication law.