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Daily Briefing Dec. 3: Day 58 – The rise of Hamas in the West Bank

Arab affairs reporter Gianluca Pacchiani describes terror group’s stance on why truce fell apart; reporter Canaan Lidor on massive rally for hostage families, return to Be’eri

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 58 of the war. Arab affairs reporter Gianluca Pacchiani and reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s podcast.

We hear what families of hostages are demanding from the government as fighting resumes in Gaza. Lidor attended a massive rally in Tel Aviv last night and reports back.

Hamas has different views on why the truce fell apart, Pacchiani explains, and has vowed not to return any more hostages until the end of the war.

We also learn about the brave few who have returned to their Gaza border communities — and the dangers of publicizing the encouraging images of “resettlement.”

Pacchiani dives into signs that support of Hamas in the West Bank has increased threefold.

And finally, we hear about a Torah scroll-writing project that is being conducted at Hostages Square in Tel Aviv.

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

Discussed articles include:

Live blog December 3, 2023

IDF announces deaths of 2 more soldiers in Gaza fighting

Freed hostages urge release of those still in Gaza, but not all parents agree on price

Top Hamas official says hostage negotiations are off until war ends

With all eyes on Gaza, Hamas might send the West Bank up in flames

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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