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Daily Briefing Aug. 21: Where to invest as home prices rise to even higher heights

Emanuel Fabian updates us on the weekend’s headlines and discusses hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh; Danielle Nagler on Israeli tourism investment… in Zanzibar

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and real estate reporter Danielle Nagler join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Saturday night an Israeli bus near the West Bank settlement of Ofra was shot at from the nearby Palestinian town of Silwad, leaving at least eight bullet holes but, thankfully, no injured. What else do we know?

Earlier on Saturday, three Palestinian women from Nablus were arrested near a checkpoint with a makeshift submachine gun in their car. First of all, what is a makeshift submachine gun?

Israel is set to allow an additional 1,500 Gazan residents into the country today, reaching 15,500. This rise was announced last month, but delayed. What are additional permits predicated on?

We speak about the case of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Khalil Awawdeh. What makes his case unique?

Nagler gives us an update on Israel’s rising real estate prices, including a selection of home sales from the past month.

And finally, we hear about new tourism efforts by Israelis — in Zanzibar!

Discussed articles include:

‘I’m still shaking’: Bus driver recounts West Bank shooting attack

Gunfire hits crowded Israeli bus in West Bank; IDF launches manhunt

3 Palestinian women arrested at West Bank checkpoint with makeshift submachine gun

Israel to allow 1,500 more Palestinian workers to enter from Gaza on Sunday

Israel temporarily freezes arrest of hunger-striking Palestinian as health falters

Inflation and housing prices continue to climb, breaking new records

Housing snapshot: 9 apartments and houses recently sold across Israel

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