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.
Senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.
Yesterday, brothers 21-year-old Hallel Yaniv and 19-year-old Yagel Yaniv were shot dead in a terror attack in the northern West Bank town of Huwara. Residents of the nearby Har Bracha settlement, they were shot while in a traffic jam on the Route 60 highway that bisects the Palestinian town. Fabian talks about the brothers and explains what we know about their murders.
In retribution for the attack, last night a protest march held by dozens of Israeli settlers turned violent as they allegedly set fire to Palestinian property near the spot where the two Israeli brothers were shot dead. Where was the IDF or the Border Police during all of this?
The manhunt is ongoing for the brothers’ murderer. What steps is the IDF taking to find the gunman?
Rettig Gur weighs in on the brothers’ murders and the subsequent “pogrom” by Jews at the murder site. He asks, where are the newly minted ministers who are tasked with national security — Otzma Yehudit head Itamar Ben Gvir — and settlements — Religious Zionism head Bezalel Smotrich?