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?
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