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Daily Briefing Apr. 2: Day 179 – Fingers pointed at IAF over strikes in Gaza and Syria

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian updates us on the deaths of 7 aid workers, the targeted killing of a top Iranian Guard officer; reporter Canaan Lidor on Easter in the Holy Land

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 20-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Today is day 179 of the war with Hamas. Military reporter Emanuel Fabian and religions reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s episode.

Seven aid workers with the World Central Kitchen organization were killed in a strike on their vehicles in central Gaza late Monday after they helped deliver food and other supplies to northern Gaza that had arrived hours earlier by ship, the charity said Tuesday morning. The source of fire could not be independently confirmed but the IDF, the prime suspect, has expressed “sincere sorrow” and is conducting a probe. What do we now know?

Israel is also suspected of carrying out an airstrike on Monday on a building next to Iran’s embassy in Damascus that killed seven members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, including the top Iranian commander in Syria. Who was the commander who was killed and what was his role?

Early yesterday, the Israel Defense Forces withdrew from the Gaza City complex housing the Shifa Hospital, after a two-week operation in which the military said it detained or killed hundreds of terror suspects. What is the official tally according to the IDF?

A drone, apparently launched from Iraq, struck a building in a naval base in Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat early Monday morning, the Israel Defense Forces said. What role did Iran play?

Much of the Christian world observed Easter this past weekend. Lidor attended events in Haifa and Jerusalem and shares a snapshot of the atmospheres at both locations, as well as the state of Christian Israelis in general.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of protesters assembled Saturday night in Caesarea outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s home. Lidor sets the scene.

For the latest updates, please see The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog April 2, 2024

Aid organization says 7 workers killed in Israeli strike in northern Gaza

Iran’s top commander in Syria killed in airstrike; Tehran blames Israel, vows revenge

IDF ends Shifa Hospital raid, says it killed 200 terror operatives, arrested 500 more

Eilat naval base damaged by drone apparently launched from Iraq

In a still Jerusalem Old City, Easter pilgrims pray for peace amid fears of war

Haifa Christians stage solemn Good Friday march in Hezbollah’s crosshairs

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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