825: Yousef

825: Yousef

Update: 2024-03-0318
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A series of phone calls to a man in Gaza named Yousef Hammash, between early December and now. He talks about what he and his family are experiencing, sometimes as they are experiencing it.

  • Act One: Over the course of one week in December, Yousef tries to get his sisters to safety, in Rafah. (29 minutes)
  • Act Two: Yousef is managing a camp of 60 people in Rafah, including his youngest sister, who is 8 months pregnant.  Every day there’s talk that Israel will launch a ground assault in Rafah.  Yousef and his sister make a plan for her to give birth safely, but it doesn’t go according to plan. And all 60 people in the family are looking to Yousef to tell them where they should go next and how to stay safe. (27 minutes)

Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org

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Harlem Dawgs

Chana Joffe Walt I cringed when you said," I've never heard you say that. You're always the guy who says I'll figure it out." There's no way you could produce journalism that's this thought provoking and poignant and be emotionally tone deaf enough to articulate to a war worn exhausted man with the weight of dozens on shoulders; just how shocked you are that he feels beaten and defeated. Maybe it was a device employeed to evoke sympathy but it was cruel. Great reporting though. Peabody worthy

Apr 16th
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Farzaneh Sadegh

what a horrible situation , i pray for yuosef

Apr 2nd
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This is my Pride Flag

Democracy depends on free speech and fair elections, everything the democraps are against. Don't allow yourself to be gaslit by those demons.

Mar 6th
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