The Day The Lights Went Out In Gaza

Rosalyn Morris
2 min readOct 30, 2023
Photo by Amir Hanna on Unsplash

Remember the day — October 27, 2023.

It’s a day that will be remembered henceforth.

Like the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, the beginning of the Rwandan Genocide, or the start of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, it’s the start of a horrific and dark point in history.

It’s the day Gaza went dark, a complete blackout, and Israeli troops invaded by foot to ramp up the ethnic cleaning of Palestinians.

When the world looks back on this day with horror and condemnation, there will be questions.

The most important — how did the world allow this to happen?

How did the world allow the genocide of Palestinians in total darkness — with no way for the world to see what was happening?

Could you imagine being in Gaza right now?

Surrounded by darkness, bombs dropping overhead, fires blazing, death and destruction all around you, and the smell of gas and rubble all around you while you wait for the world to step in and help you.

As of now, the death toll in Palestine is over 8,300 souls, mostly women and minors.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made it abundantly clear that he has no plans to stop his siege on Gaza as “payback” for the October 7 attack by Hamas.

On Friday, Netanyahu senior adviser, Mark Regev, told MSNBC, “tonight we are starting payback.”

Does this sound like a war to rid the country of Hamas or collective punishment of innocent civilians which is an international war crime?

Right now, the Israeli military is threatening to bomb another hospital, Al-Shifa, which is another international war crime.

In the same interview, Regev said that Hamas would be responsible for the bombing of Al-Shifa because Hamas is using it as a military zone/command post, and they made it a target.

There’s no way to prove this, but if a person uses a baby as a shield, and you shoot the baby, who is responsible for the death of the baby?

Hamas is hiding there seems to be the official excuse for every heinous act carried out against the Palestinian civilian population.