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Daily Briefing June 7: How Jews of war-torn Kherson are faring in Dnipro dam disaster

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian on shooting in Huwara, IDF accidental killing of 2-year-old; Diaspora reporter Canaan Lidor on resolution of decade-long Vilnius cemetery dispute

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.

Military correspondent Emanuel Fabian and Diaspora reporter Canaan Lidor join host Amanda Borschel-Dan in today’s episode.

Last night, an Israeli driver was lightly hurt in yet another shooting attack near the northern West Bank town of Huwara. His vehicle was hit with some dozen bullets at this flashpoint, which saw another attack earlier this week. Fabian explains what makes this such a ripe target for terrorism.

Fabian updates us with more details on the perpetrator of the shocking tragic killing of three IDF soldiers on the Egyptian border on Saturday.

At about 3 a.m. local time Tuesday night, the Nova Kakhovka dam exploded in what Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy calls Europe’s largest human-made disaster in decades. Masses of water have flooded two dozen villages and forced the evacuation of 17,000 people. Lidor updates us on the status of the Kherson Jewish community.

On Thursday, 2-year-old Mohammed Tamimi and his father were hit by gunshots as Israeli soldiers returned fire at Palestinian gunmen who had shot at the settlement of Neve Tzuf. Mohammed died at Sheba Hospital on Monday and was buried yesterday. Fabian explains how has the IDF responded to his death and what happened after his funeral.

The decade-long charged saga involving the site of a Jewish cemetery in Vilnius that was slated to become an events center has come to a resolution. Lidor describes what the site is now meant to be used for and talks about the Foundation for Jewish Heritage’s recent report on how similar sites should be handled.

Discussed articles include:

Israeli motorist lightly hurt in terror shooting near flashpoint Huwara — IDF

Egyptian cop who killed IDF troops is named, said to have griped about border duty

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for devastating dam collapse that displaces thousands

Kherson Jews among thousands forced to flee rising water after Ukraine dam rupture

Clashes erupt as Palestinians hold funeral for toddler mistakenly shot by IDF

Lithuanian city vows to preserve ancient Jewish cemetery it had sought to dig up

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