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Daily Briefing Dec 7: Day 62 – Doctor finds freed hostages were sexually abused in Gaza

Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn on fuel aid to the Strip, what’s happening on the Israeli left; culture editor Jessica Steinberg on families still torn apart post-release

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 62 of the war. Knesset correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn and culture editor Jessica Steinberg join host Amanda Borschel-Dan for today’s podcast.

Late last night, the war cabinet approved an increase in fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip. It’s not a decision made easily and there was more than a little pressure from the Americans. Keller-Lynn tells us more.

At least 10 of the Israeli civilians released by Hamas, both men and women, were sexually assaulted or abused while in captivity, according to reports. What are we hearing so far?

Israel’s political left or far-left has been relatively silent following the October 7 Hamas massacre. In a segment recorded before Labor head Merav Michaeli announced her plan to retire from political life in April, we hear about the crisis of faith in the left-wing.

Steinberg describes how some of the returned hostages are adjusting. We first hear about Noam Avigdori, 12, who hasn’t wanted to let her father out of her sight. We then learn of two mothers fighting to get their grown sons home.

Finally, we choose moving entries from Those We Are Missing, a series spearheaded by Steinberg.

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

Discussed articles include:

Live blog December 7, 2023

Following US pressure, Israel approves increase of fuel deliveries to Gaza

At least 10 freed hostages were sexually abused in Hamas captivity, doctor says

Released hostage Hanna Katzir, 78, in dire medical condition, family says

‘Age doesn’t matter’: Mothers want their abducted adult sons back home

Released from captivity, Noam Avigdori won’t let her father out of her sight

Taken captive: Guy Gilboa-Dalal, took a selfie with his brother for mom

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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