We speak with Ya’akov Katz - military analyst, author and former editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post - for his signature trenchant analysis of the impossible dilemma that the IDF faces in the Gaza Strip. How will It deal with al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City; the largest in the Gaza Strip which also sits atop Hamas’ main subterranean HQ and operational hub? And those humanitarian pauses? Is it an endless game of moving civilians from one place to another in order to flush out the terrorist infrastructure entrenched underground? And. The hostages. Since speaking with Katz yesterday IDF has confirmed that a 19-year-old female hostage, an IDF soldier, was executed. We have also learned that an Israeli woman taken hostage on October 7 has given birth. Which means that we are holding at 240. And always, a torrent of fresh details about the incomprehensible savagery and sadism of HamasISIS. We end with a quick assessment of the low-boil conflict in northern Israel with Hizballah, which could erupt into full-blown war at any moment. As always, Katz brings clarity and deep knowledge to his analysis, which is why we keep inviting him back to the pod!
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