Good night. Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly refuses to give the green light to an invasion of Gaza, and Boris Johnson joins GB News.
Elsewhere, we have a special report on the ordeals of Israeli families desperate to bring their loved ones home, and present their views on the Metropolitan Police’s handling of pro-Palestine protests.
Netanyahu ‘refuses to approve IDF ground invasion’
With IDF troops lined up on the Gaza border, the Israeli prime minister reportedly angered his top military commanders by refusing to give the green light to their invasion plans.
Elsewhere, you can look here as a Hamas commander stormed out of interview when asked about murder of Israeli families. In Qatar, eight former Indian naval officers have been sentenced to death after being found guilty of spying for Israel.
Andy Burnham joins calls for a ceasefire between Israel and Gaza
The pressure is building on Keir Starmer as Andy Burnham today joined Sadiq Khan and Anas Sarwar on formally calling for a ceasefire in the conflict between Israel and Hamas. You can follow this story and all the latest political events in Great Britain. on our live blog here.
Boris Johnson joins GB News as presenter and commentator
The former prime minister confirmed a few hours ago that he would start working as GB News presenter and commentator In the new year. Can read here on how Johnson plans to express his “frank views” on the “power of Britain”, on what he calls an “insurgent channel”.
Live updates from the war between Israel and Hamas: Israel accuses Hamas of hiding in Gaza’s main hospital
Afternoon Briefing: Today’s Essential Headlines
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Battle Lines: Israel-Gaza, a new Telegraph podcast
The conflict between Israel and Gaza threatens to drag the entire region into open war and reshape the world. Battle Lines, a new podcast from The Telegraphcombines on-the-ground reporting with analytical expertise to help the listener better understand the conflict.
Readers’ opinion: “We live with two-level police surveillance”
Earlier this week, we asked Telegraph readers to share their thoughts on whether the police response to the pro-Palestine demonstrations in London was “too awake”. Thanks to everyone who responded, read the best of the debate from readers in the comments section, via letter pages and the cover bulletin.
Commentary and analysis
The harrowing hostage experiences of Israeli families desperate for their loved ones to return home alive
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Business news: NatWest shares plunge amid watchdog review into Farage failings
Fresh from a row over his decision to close accounts held at Coutts by Nigel Farage, a profit warning has emerged. caused shares of taxpayer-owned lender to plunge.
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