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Daily Briefing July 11: Day 279 – Reports from Gaza and Kibbutz Be’eri 9 months into war

Editor David Horovitz on a promise from the Hezbollah head that he’d cease aggression if there’s a Hamas ceasefire, and on-the-ground reporting from the Strip and Gaza envelope

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.

Editor David Horovitz joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah said Wednesday his Lebanese terror group would accept Palestinian ally Hamas’s decision on Gaza hostage negotiations and would stop cross-border attacks on Israel if a ceasefire were reached. But would Israel also back down from the conflict in the north?

This week marks a decade to Operation Protective Edge, which took place July 8-August 26, 2014. Horovitz was on the ground in Gaza’s Shejaiya neighborhood this week and saw a location that one of the IDF officers he met with, Lt. Col. Ron Sayag, called a “closing of a circle” from that operation 10 years ago. What did Horovitz see inside the Strip?

The findings of an Israel Defense Forces probe into the onslaught and battle on October 7 in the border community of Kibbutz Be’eri, during which IDF tanks shelled a house where Hamas was holding hostages, were presented to Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi on Monday, were shown to residents of Be’eri today and will be made public tonight. Borschel-Dan and Horovitz were in Kibbutz Be’eri and Kfar Aza yesterday. They discuss their impressions.

For news updates, please check out The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Nasrallah: If Hamas agrees to ceasefire with Israel, Hezbollah will also halt attacks

Shejaiya is at least partly uninhabitable, but troops here say Hamas will return if it can

IDF chief shown results of probe into October 7 fighting at Kibbutz Be’eri

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