- Summary of the Sunday newspapers
- The Observer
- The Sunday Telegraph
- The Sun on Sunday
- The Sunday Times
Sunday Papers: The Earth Shook amid battle for Gaza – the full perspective
Several of Sunday’s papers lead with comments from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who described the war in Gaza as his country’s “second war or independence”.
The bombardment of the Gaza Strip has greatly intensified amid a power blackout in the area.
‘Ceasefire out of question’
The Sun on Sunday says “The earth shook,” picking up on comments from Israel’s military chiefs about the heavy airstrikes.
The Sunday Times says Netanyahu has vowed to “destroy Hamas and rescue hostages.” The paper also picks up on the “backlash around the world” to the dramatic escalation in the bombing.
The Sunday Telegraph says a ceasefire is “out of the question”. The paper says Israel now knows the genocidal mission of Hamas is not mere rhetoric and “must be allowed to destroy Hamas” for both Palestinians and Israelis.
The Observer’s editorial says that “common humanity and decency, not just political or military objectives” must be our guide. Even a temporary halt to the bombing, it says, “is preferable to the daily, mass deaths of civilians”.
The Sunday Papers – Reviewed and Summarised
The Observer – Netanyahu declares a ‘second war of independence’ as fears for Gazans grow
The Observer says that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared a “second war of independence” as fears for civilians in Gaza grow.
Elsewhere, the front page reports that Rishi Sunak’s government will use next month’s King’s speech to advance the expansion of North Sea oil and gas exploration, as well as announce measures that favour motorists. The paper says the aim is to open up a “clear divide on the green agenda”.
The Sunday Telegraph – Israel sends in elite troops for ‘long war’
The Sunday Telegraph reports Israel has claimed its best soldiers are fighting Hamas inside the Gaza Strip, as Benjamin Netanyahu declared the “second stage” of a long war, The paper writes.
Elsewhere, the front page reports on the BBC’s plans to tackle complaints of bias.
The Sun on Sunday – Troops launch Gaza war: The Earth Shook
The Earth shook,” writes The Sun on Sunday, as it reports that Israel hit Gaza with its biggest bombardment yet, in what it called a new phase of the war.
Elsewhere, the front page reports Nigel Farage is reportedly signing up for hit TV show I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here – on a £1million deal.
The Sunday Times – ‘Our second war of independence’
The Sunday Times says there has been backlash around the world after 24 hours of bombing in Gaza, as Benjamin Netanyahu vows to destroy Hamas and rescue hostages.
Elsewhere, the front page reports that the NHS spent millions on failed ‘AI doctor’ app backed by the former health secretary Matt Hancock.