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Daily Briefing July 7: Day 275 – After 9 months of war in Gaza, what goals are achieved?

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian reflects on the war so far, updates us on recent Hezbollah barrages, and delves into a switch in tactics in the West Bank

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.

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian joins host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode marking nine months of war.

A 28-year-old Israeli man was seriously wounded this morning as Hezbollah fired some 20 rockets at Lower Galilee. The attack was in response to the killing of a prominent member of the Hezbollah terror group’s air defense unit, who was targeted in an Israeli drone strike in northeastern Lebanon on Saturday. Fabian fills us in.

Seven Palestinian gunmen, including members of a cell behind a deadly roadside bombing attack last week, were killed in a drone strike and in clashes with troops in the northern West Bank city of Jenin on Friday morning, the Israeli military said. Fabian describes new tactics being used in the West Bank over the past year.

Fabian describes an upswing in Hamas use of “civilian buildings” that are targeted by the IDF. The Khan Younis municipality building in the southern Gaza Strip was hit by a drone strike overnight. Yesterday the IDF confirmed carrying out an airstrike at a United Nations-run school in the central Gaza Strip, saying the facility was used by Hamas operatives as a command center.

Today, nine months into the war, anti-government protesters blocked highways and gathered at interchanges across the country as part of a “day of disruption” in a call for elections and a hostage deal. Fabian breaks down what the IDF’s achievements during the war are and describes the struggle facing Israelis who don’t want the hundreds of solders’ lives lost to be in vain.

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Discussed articles include:

IDF kills key member of Hezbollah air defense in strike deep inside Lebanon

IDF says it struck UNRWA school in Gaza used by Hamas as command center

IDF: 7 Palestinian gunmen killed, including cell behind roadside bomb, in Jenin raid

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