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.
Today is day 39 of the war. Zman Yisrael editor Biranit Goren and reporter Gavriel Fiske join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.
As of this morning, 46 IDF soldiers have fallen during the ground operation in Gaza, and last night, the IDF confirmed that a woman who was pregnant when captured by Hamas terrorists has presumably given birth. Goren updates on what we know about the hostages.
The IDF has revealed what it said was proof that the basement of a Gaza City children’s hospital was used by the Hamas terror group to hide arms and possibly hold hostages kidnapped on October 7. But Goren explains why time may be running out on the ground operation.
Fiske discusses new pop-up educational solutions for the children of the internally displaced throughout Israel. There are about 15,000 refugee students in Eilat alone.
And finally, we hear about US cowboys who have come to volunteer on farms — in the wild West Bank.
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