Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer laid out his position on the Israel-Hamas conflict on Tuesday, saying that a ceasefire would embolden Hamas and insisting the party was not divided on the issue.
In Gaza, Palestinian health officials said at least 50 people were killed when Israeli air strikes hit a densely populated refugee camp in north Gaza.
Here are the main stories from Tuesday:
1. 'More than 50 killed' in air strike on Gaza refugee camp
The director of a hospital in Gaza has claimed more than 50 Palestinians have been killed by an Israeli air strike that hit a refugee camp. Images from the Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza, show people searching for survivors among the wreckage after a huge explosion.
Gaza's Hamas-run health ministry denounced the attack as a "horrific massacre" and said 150 had been wounded in addition to the 50 killed. Israeli army spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Richard Hecht confirmed the attack and told CNN: "There was a very senior Hamas commander in that area. We're looking into it and we'll be coming out with more data as we learn what happened there."
Read more: At least 50 people killed after explosion at refugee camp in Gaza (The National)
2. Starmer mobbed after Gaza speech
Party leader Starmer battled to present Labour as a unified party on the Israel-Hamas conflict during a keynote speech at Chatham House in London. It saw him call for a humanitarian pause rather than a ceasefire – which he said would embolden Hamas – and insist that the Labour party was unified despite an MP recently having his whip suspended over comments on Gaza.
However, following his speech, Starmer then had to be ushered into the back of a waiting car as protesters shouted at him and demanded an immediate ceasefire. Police officers pushed them aside, but the protesters ran at the car carrying the Labour leader and drummed on the window.
3. Officers remove hostage posters
An investigation has been launched after police officers from a second force were spotted removing posters showing people who'd been captured by Hamas. In a widely circulated video on social media, officers from Greater Manchester Police can be seen removing the posters from a wall in north Manchester, an area with a large Jewish population.
The force's Assistant Chief Constable Wasim Chaudhry confirmed an investigation was under way, adding that the actions taken by officers, in response to complaints, is contrary to existing guidance on flyposting. London's Metropolitan Police received similar criticism on Monday after its officers were spotted removing posters in Edgware Road in what it called a bid to ease "community tension".
Read more: Manchester police officer filmed 'pulling down posters of Hamas hostages' (Yahoo News)
4. Backlash over Braverman comments
Home secretary Suella Braverman has been accused of adding "more poison to an already toxic situation" after she described pro-Palestinian protests in London as "hate marches". Labour's Sir Chris Bryant told ITV: "I think her words were deliberately ill chosen and they made it far more difficult for the police to do their jobs properly."
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan told Sky News that protests have "by and large" been peaceful and lawful, accusing Braverman of "seeking to divide people by posturing".
Read more: Sadiq Khan accuses Suella Braverman of 'posturing' over pro-Palestinian protests (Sky News)
5. Netanyahu says it's 'time for war'
Benjamin Netanyahu has ruled out a ceasefire in Gaza, commenting: "That will not happen. The Bible says that there is a time for peace and a time for war. This is a time for war."
His comments came as Israel continued its ground operation in the enclave. “This creates pressure," Netanyahu said of the offensive. "We’re committed to getting all the hostages back home. We think that this method stands a chance."
Read more: Netanyahu declares it is ‘time for war’ as he rules out ceasefire (The Independent)
Where is Gaza?
Gaza, also known as the Gaza Strip, is a densely-populated Palestinian enclave on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean, north-east of the Sinai Peninsula.
Bound by the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Israel to the north and east and Egypt to the south, it is just 25 miles long and six miles wide.
Gaza is one of two Palestinian territories. The other is the Israeli-occupied West Bank.