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Daily Briefing Nov 18: Day 43 – ToI goes inside Gaza’s Shati Camp

Military reporter Emanuel Fabian on where things stand in Gaza, a West Bank terrorist cell and rockets in north; US bureau chief Jacob Magid on trucks bringing fuel to Strip

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 43 of the war. Military reporter Emanuel Fabian and US bureau chief Jacob Magid join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s podcast.

Today, finally, patients, staff and displaced people left the Shifa Hospital compound, leaving behind only a skeleton crew to care for those too sick to move and the Israeli forces in control of the facility. What are the IDF’s plans now?

The IDF says it is expanding operations in the Gaza Strip, with offensives being carried out in the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gaza City, and in Jabaliya. Both the areas are regarded as Hamas strongholds. Where will the troops go from here?

The IDF and Shin Bet security service said Saturday that a number of terrorists killed in an overnight West Bank operation were planning “imminent” attacks on Israeli civilians and troops. Fabian describes the airstrike in this West Bank area, followed by a raid and clashes between gunmen and soldiers.

The rockets are unabated from Lebanon and yesterday saw several civilians injured. Fabian describes the tit-for-tat fighting.

Fabian went inside Gaza City’s Shati camp with troops of the Nahal Infantry Brigade’s 50th Battalion. He describes what he saw.

Yesterday, Israel agreed to regular limited daily fuel deliveries into the Gaza Strip for the first time since the war against Hamas began last month. Magid explains what this policy change signifies.

Israel’s window to operate in the Hamas-run enclave with Washington’s support is not closing, Magid hears from several officials. He explains why.

Magid brings the story of a pro-Israel US lawmaker who is criticizing the Jewish state. Why is this happening?

For the latest updates, please look at The Times of Israel’s ongoing live blog.

Discussed articles include:

Live blog November 18, 2023

Most patients, staff, displaced leave Shifa Hospital area; IDF pushes deeper into Gaza

Lebanon rocket attacks target northern towns; IDF strikes Hezbollah in response

IDF, Shin Bet: Terror cell planning ‘imminent attacks’ targeted in West Bank operation

In Gaza’s Shati camp, senior officer says ‘nothing’ can stop IDF advance on Hamas

In shift, Israel agrees to regularly let fuel into Gaza, drawing outrage in coalition

Israel doesn’t feel US closing window of support for IDF’s Gaza offensive – official

In a shift, US Jewish lawmakers ramp up criticism of Israel’s war on Hamas in Gaza

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Civilians and soldiers killed in Hamas’s onslaught on Israel

THOSE WE ARE MISSING: The hostages and victims whose fate is still unknown

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