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Daily Briefing Mar. 30: Deadly terrorist attack as region tries to shore up security

Political correspondent Tal Schneider and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman on the victims and perpetrator of last night’s shooting spree, as well as Negev Summit endnotes

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.

Political correspondent Tal Schneider and Arab affairs correspondent Aaron Boxerman join host Amanda Borschel-Dan.

Last night a Palestinian terrorist killed five people during a shooting spree on the streets of the ultra-Orthodox city of Bnei Brak until he was killed by police officers, one of whom, Amir Khoury, was killed in the firefight. Schneider gives more information about the victims. Boxerman explains more about the perpetrator.

In a rare move, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the incident. Boxerman gives behind-the-scenes details.

Shifting gears, President Isaac Herzog announced last night that he is set to visit Jordan today. What makes this visit significant?

Also on the theme of visits, MK Itamar Ben Gvir has announced he plans to ascend the Temple Mount tomorrow, pending police approval. Is this a flashback to former prime minister Ariel Sharon’s visit there in September 2000 ahead of the Second Intifada?

Rounding out our coverage of this week’s Negev Summit, Boxerman discusses what he heard in Arabic, versus the messaging in Hebrew and English that came out.

Discussed articles include:

2 Ukrainians among Bnei Brak dead; funeral held for man who died shielding his son

Gantz pressured Abbas to condemn attack, threatened to pull planned Ramadan gestures

Breaking silence, PA leader Mahmoud Abbas condemns Bnei Brak terror attack

Herzog to meet Jordan’s king in Amman amid Ramadan flare-up jitters

Amid heightened tensions, Ben Gvir aims to visit Temple Mount on Thursday

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