The Papers: Israel's 'tragic error' and Labour's 'pro-building' bid

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The Israeli air strike that killed several foreign aid workers in Gaza leads many UK front pages. The Guardian warns that the humanitarian crisis gripping the territory could worsen after aid organisations paused operations there following the World Central Kitchen (WCK) staff's deaths.

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Three Britons were among those killed. UK Foreign Secretary David Cameron's call on Israel to "urgently explain" the circumstances of the fatal strike is the i front page story.

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The Daily Telegraph gives primacy to Rishi Sunak telling Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu he was "appalled" by the attack. Elsewhere on the front page is an interview with Kirsten Dunst, titled: 'A male director was totally improper to me when I was 16'.

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Leading the FT is Mr Netanyahu admitting to his military's "tragic" error. Also featured is the sharp fall in vehicle sales reported by Elon Musk's Tesla and its Chinese competitor BYD, adding to concern over stalling growth in the electrical car industry.

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The Britons killed in the strike in Deir al-Balah feature on the front page of the Express. The newspaper also looks at JK Rowling's challenge to Scotland's new hate crime law and hails the Harry Potter author's "defiant…victory".

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The Daily Mail follows a similar formula, taking in both Sunak's comments on the deadly Gaza strike and an endorsement of JK Rowling.

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Pictured on the front of the Daily Mirror is the blown-out roof of a vehicle bearing the WCK logo and four of the victims killed in the strike. 'Killed trying to feed starving kids,' the accompanying headline reads.

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A similar image of a wrecked WCK charity vehicle features on the Sun's front page.

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The Times leads on Sir Keir Starmer's bid for the pro-house building vote, with Labour reportedly targeting seats that favour such development. Monty Don's perfectly weather-worn jackets also make an appearance.

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'I'm a bid of an idiot' goes the Metro headline for the sorry tale of Craig Stephens, who lost £1,000 after repeatedly bidding against himself to buy a painting at auction. The paper says Stephens later admitted he did not know how an auction worked - nor realised he was bound to buy the artwork afterwards.

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The Daily Star highlights developments in domestic surveillance - and it's bad news for midnight fridge raiders.

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