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 40 of the war. Military reporter Emanuel Fabian and senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.
As of this morning, 48 IDF soldiers have fallen during the ground operation in Gaza. Since last night, a special targeted operation has seen IDF enter the Shifa Hospital compound, which the IDF says holds a Hamas headquarters. What are we seeing so far?
On Tuesday, the IDF announced that it had captured a number of Hamas governmental sites in the heart of Gaza City. But while northern Gaza’s above-ground area is under IDF control, the vast majority of Hamas operatives are believed to be underground, explains Fabian.
Also yesterday, nearly 300,000 people rallied in Washington at the March for Israel, calling for the release of the hostages held by terrorists in Gaza. Rettig Gur discusses the rally — and asks why mainstream American media hasn’t really covered it.
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