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Media Summary

The BBC, The Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Channel 4, Reuters and The Independent all report that an attack by Iran seems imminent and the US has restricted travel for its employees in Israel amid fears of an attack.

The BBC, The Independent, The Guardian and Sky News report that the UK’s position on arms sales to Israel remains “unchanged”, Lord Cameron has said. The foreign secretary made the comment after being asked about the latest advice his government has received on whether the country has been breaching international law in Gaza.

The BBC and Sky News both lead their Middle East reportage with Israel significantly reducing its number of troops in the southern Gaza Strip.

The Financial Times and Reuters report on Israel saying it has killed 170 people and detained hundreds more in an almost week-long clash with Hamas at Gaza City’s al Shifa hospital, one of the biggest battles of the war in the Palestinian enclave. The Guardian comments on this with perspective from the Palestinian Red Crescent.  

The BBC, The Guardian, The Times, ITV News, The Independent and The Financial Times all report that the IDF has taken control of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, following a major overnight raid on the medical complex.

BBC News reports that Palestinian medical staff in Gaza told the BBC they were blindfolded, detained, forced to strip and repeatedly beaten by Israeli troops after a raid at their hospital last month