Urgent Update: Israel At War

This is an emergency episode to cover the event that’s already being described as Israel’s 9/11 - with others drawing comparisons with Pearl Harbor or the surprise attack that led to the Yom Kippur War exactly 50 years ago. Early on Saturday morning, Israel was infiltrated by Hamas forces who entered Israel from Gaza - murdering Israeli civilians and soldiers in their hundreds, wounding thousands and seizing many as hostages. As the IDF launches an intensive operation within Gaza, Yonit and Jonathan assess what’s known from the first 36 hours - and where things might go next.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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