Braverman to quiz police boss over Met response at Gaza protest
Home Secretary Suella Braverman plans to question Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley about the force's response to incidents during a pro-Palestinian protest in London. The move follows the posting online of a video appearing to show a man chanting "jihad" during a rally by Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir, staged separately from the main march, which took place in solidarity with Palestinian civilians. The Met said no offences were identified in the clip. The meeting between Braverman and Rowley had been scheduled to focus on ongoing protests and tackling anti-Semitism. However, the Home Secretary intends to ask for an explanation of the police response to the incident. Braverman has asked the police to "crack down on anyone breaking the law". The main pro-Palestine march in London was attended by an estimated 100,000 people, with a separate, smaller rally at which the man is alleged to have shouted "jihad".
Family of missing UK teen say she was murdered in Hamas attack
Noiya Sharabi, a missing British teenager who vanished after a Hamas attack in southern Israel, has been confirmed dead by her family. Noiya, 16, along with her 13-year-old sister Yahel and mother Lianne, were believed to have been killed in the attack. Noiya's father, Eli, is still missing, and other relatives have been kidnapped. The family has described Noiya as "clever, sensitive, fun and full of life" and spoke of her generosity and academic abilities. Yahel's death had been confirmed the previous week, with the family describing her as a "bundle of energy." Lianne, 48, had first moved to Israel as a volunteer on a kibbutz when she was 19 and later settled there permanently. It is now believed that at least 10 British citizens have been killed in Hamas attacks, with one kidnapped and five missing.
Storm Babet floods could last for days - officials
The Environment Agency has warned that flooding from Storm Babet could last for days, following heavy rain and wind over the weekend. Flood warnings remain in place across England, with 1,250 properties having already been affected. Four people, including two in Scotland, have died so far as a result of the floods. Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf will visit Brechin, one of the worst-hit areas. Flood duty manager Katharine Smith urged people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water. While Storm Babet has passed, the "exceptional rain it brought continues to cause problems," said Simon King of BBC Weather, adding that further rain was expected this week.