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Daily Briefing Oct 30: Day 24 of war – Report from a tank unit in the north

Diplomatic reporter Lazar Berman on emergency UN Security Council meeting and current Gaza ground invasion; news editor Amy Spiro on how ToI is memorializing Those We Have Lost

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.

Diplomatic correspondent Lazar Berman and news editor Amy Spiro join host Amanda Borschel-Dan on today’s episode.

Today is day 24 of the war, which Israeli officials said on Saturday is now in its second stage. The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold an emergency meeting this afternoon on Israel’s ground incursion in Gaza and the humanitarian plight of Palestinians there at the request of the United Arab Emirates. Why is it the UAE that asked for this emergency meeting?

The IDF says ground operations continued in the northern Gaza Strip overnight, with troops killing dozens of Hamas members who barricaded themselves in buildings and tried to attack troops. Is this the ground incursion Berman has been expecting?

Yesterday, Berman spent time with a tank unit on the northern border and reports back. He later made his way south to Ashdod to speak with Gazan mothers of children who are receiving medical care in Israel. We hear what they said.

Spiro has been spearheading our Those We Have Lost series, in which we aim to give a slice of the personalities of the 1,400 who have been killed since October 7. We hear some stories of the fallen and how she brings their lives into focus, and not only their deaths.

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

Discussed articles include:

Live blog October 28, 2023

IDF says dozens of Gaza gunmen killed overnight; tanks seen on outskirts of Gaza City

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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