Good night. At least six Britons have been killed in Hamas attacks on Israel, according to a statement from the Prime Minister.
Meanwhile, Israel has denied a ceasefire in southern Gaza: the Rafah border remains closed despite a US agreement to allow Palestinians to cross into Egypt.
At least six Britons killed in Hamas ‘pogrom’, PM says
Rishi Sunak has announced that at least six British citizens were killed in Hamas attacks against Israel. In a statement to the House of Commons this afternoon, the Prime Minister also said another 10 Britons were missing and called for the “immediate release of all hostages”. Elsewhere, Grant Feller talks about the importance of expressing our support for the Jewish community in Britain.
Thousands of Palestinians trapped as Rafah border crossing remains closed
The only exit crossing from the Gaza Strip not controlled by Israel remained closed on Monday morning despite an agreement to allow civilians to leave the besieged territory. Thousands of Palestinian dual nationals gathered at the border, after the United States announced a deal to allow foreign passport holders to cross into Egypt.
Hamas terrorists used UNICEF first aid kits during attack, Israel claims
Israel has alleged that the Hamas terrorists used first aid kits distributed by the United Nations during their attack. The Israel Defense Forces released images of blue aid kits emblazoned with the Unicef logo next to vehicles used by the Islamist group in the massacre of more than 1,300 Israelis on October 7. The accusation comes amid a debate over the continuation of humanitarian aid shipments to the Gaza Strip.
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Terrorism | Priti Patel ‘begged’ US to prosecute British Islamic State fighter Aine Davis
In the photo: Child murdered in a ‘hate crime’ linked to the conflict between Israel and Hamas
A six-year-old Muslim boy was killed in Chicago and his 32-year-old mother was seriously injured in an attack related to the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Commentary and analysis
World News: Bankman-Fried May Not Testify in FTX Trial If Denied ADHD Medications
Sam Bankman-Fried will not be able to testify “in a meaningful way” in his fraud trial if he does not receive enough medication to treat his attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to his lawyers. The cryptocurrency magnate, accused of wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy, has not yet presented evidence.
Feature of the day
See: ‘I put my life in the hands of a driverless car on the anarchic streets of San Francisco’
Waymo recently expanded its services citywide to tens of thousands of customers. Here, James Titcomb tries out the technology for himself.
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Business news: Homeowners pay extra £5.5bn a year as mortgage rates rise
Following a rise in mortgage rates, homeowners are now paying an extra £5.5bn to their banks. In the year to August alone, homeowners’ mortgage interest payments increased by 40 per cent, equivalent to an extra £4.3bn in interest. Between 2015 and 2021, falling interest rates meant their mortgage bills fell by 3 percent.
Live Market News: Rising oil prices threaten to disrupt fight against inflation, analysts warn
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