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Daily Briefing Aug. 27: Arab underworld shootings; Ben Gvir shoots off his mouth

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian discusses Hamas threats and a Palestinian home demolition as ToI founding editor David Horovitz examines the police minister’s fighting words

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.

Times of Israel founding editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Fabian discusses a warning issued by the deputy head of the Hamas political bureau against possible Israeli targeted killings of terror leaders, and whether Israel would respond.

Horovitz deciphers the complicated messaging in National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir’s comments on television regarding Palestinian freedom of movement, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defense of Ben Gvir.

Horovitz also talks about the steady uptick in violent, crime gang-related Arab deaths, in the context of Ben Gvir’s responsibilities as national security minister and the lack of an effective police response to the situation.

Fabian speaks about the High Court decision to reject an appeal against demolishing the home of a 13-year-old Palestinian who stabbed a Border Police officer on a bus at a checkpoint in Jerusalem, resulting in his death, earlier this year. He explains why it took months to come to a decision, and why the court generally decides in favor of such demolitions.

Steinberg mentions the latest Adam Sandler movie drop on Netflix, featuring his own wife and daughters and a family bat mitzvah.

Discussed articles include:

Senior Hamas official threatens ‘regional war’ if Israel resumes targeted killings

After Ben Gvir storm, PM says Palestinians get ‘maximum freedom of movement’

‘A minister who hates Arabs will protect Arab children?’: 100k at Tel Aviv protests

High Court rejects appeal against demolishing 13-year-old Palestinian stabber’s home

‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ is an endearing Sandler family affair

Adam Sandler spends 6 weeks at Toronto shul shooting bat mitzvah film

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