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Daily Briefing Mar. 23: Deadly terror attack in Beersheba; rising COVID & depression

Carrie Keller-Lynn reports from the Israeli field hospital in Ukraine; Emanuel Fabian updates us on yesterday’s attack; Nathan Jeffay describes troubling mental health research

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 reporter Emanuel Fabian and health reporter Nathan Jeffay join host Amanda Borschel-Dan. Political correspondent Carrie Keller-Lynn reports in from Lviv.

We begin with Fabian’s updates on the tragic terror attack, in which an Arab Israeli killed four people and wounded two. It is the deadliest attack on Israeli civilians since June 2016. What do we know about the attacker?

Keller-Lynn gives her final report from Lviv as she begins to make her way back home to Israel. We hear an interview she conducted with Dr. Adam Goldstein yesterday from the Israeli field hospital an hour and a half outside of Lviv.

Jeffay breaks down the increase of coronavirus cases in Israel. Might we see a rollback of the rollback of restrictions, ahead of Passover?

We hear about sobering research into a sharp decline in teens’ mental health during the ongoing pandemic. What does this mean?

Discussed articles include:

4 killed, 2 wounded in stabbing attack at Beersheba mall; terrorist shot dead

Assailant in deadly Beersheba attack was terror convict who backed Islamic State

Terrorist was called a ‘ticking bomb’ in the past, was sentenced to 4 years

Israel’s field hospital in Ukraine welcomes first patients as air raid sirens wail

Big data shows mental health issues spiked during pandemic among teen girls

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