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Daily Briefing May 8: Elad terrorists found; Israel’s marking of Victory Day

ToI editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian discuss the Elad terror attack and the Hamas reaction, and Victory Day machinations

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.

ToI founding editor David Horovitz and military correspondent Emanuel Fabian join host Jessica Steinberg for today’s podcast.

Fabian gives updates on the Thursday night terror attack that killed three in the central city of Elad, including the 60-hour manhunt that culminated in the discovery of the two terrorists hiding in a nearby forest.

He speaks about the three victims, and the porousness of the security fence that has made it easier for terrorists to enter Israel and carry out attacks in recent weeks.

Horovitz looks at the relationship of the recent terrorists to Hamas and how the recent spate of attacks differs from the intifadas in Israel’s past.

He also talks about Victory Day, marked in Russia on May 9 to commemorate World War II, and efforts made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to move the Israeli version for immigrants from the former Soviet Union to May 8.

Discussed articles include:

Palestinian terrorists arrested for deadly Elad axe attack

Israel extends closure on West Bank, Gaza as hunt for Elad terrorists continues

Family of Elad victim decries online hate after he unwittingly drove terrorists

Hamas vows suicide bombings, ‘unprecedented response’ if Israel targets its leaders

Bennett said to refuse Ukraine request to cancel ‘Victory Day’ ceremonies in Israel

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