Friday, January 16, 2009

Palestinian Astrophysicist in U.S. Recounts How His 11 Year-Old Son Died When Israeli Warplanes Bombed His Family’s House

Democracy Now!
With Amy Goodman

"As the Palestinian death toll in Israel’s assault on Gaza climbs above 1,100, we take a look behind the statistics. Suleiman Baraka is a Palestinian astrophysicist working at Virgnia tech with NASA. His 11 year-old son, Ibrahim, was killed in an Israeli airstrike on his house. His wife and three other children are now homeless in Gaza, along with 17 members of his family. In his first broadcast interview in the U.S., Suleiman Baraka tells his story. We also speak with Suleiman’s brother, Sayed, who arrived at the house seconds after it was bombed....."

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