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Gaza City, Palestine
Satellite images of Israel and Palestine are blurred on platforms like Google Earth. The reason is an obscure regulation that used to forbid American companies from providing precise satellite images of the region due to security concerns expressed by Israel. The regulation was scrapped in 2020, and many commercial providers, like Planet Labs, quickly adjusted their products, while popular free tools, like Google Earth, did not. A comparison between images provided by Planet Labs and images found on Google Earth shows the stark difference in resolution.