Newspaper headlines: 'Israel declares siege' and 'Hamas threatens hostages' – BBC

Time now for a look at the morning papers and the conflict between Israel and Hamas features on all the front pages. "Hell on Earth," says the Metro, which features a photo of a young girl in the aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Gaza, with crumpled buildings and an upturned car.
The Daily Express uses a one-word headline, "Bloodbath", with an image of a crowd gathered around a large hole in the ground in Gaza. "Pray for the innocents," says the front page of the Daily Mirror, next to photos of a crying child in Israel and an injured and bloodstained toddler in Gaza.
The front page of the Times features a photo of the Kedem family, two parents and three young children, who were killed in a panic room at their kibbutz, less than a mile and a half from Gaza. The Sun's front page shows a large black cloud rising over the buildings of Gaza with the headline "only the beginning".
The Daily Telegraph reports on a conversation between Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Joe Biden, in which Netanyahu is quoted as saying, of a possible ground invasion of Gaza: "We have to go in. We can't negotiate now."
The author and historian Michael Burleigh writes in the i that he believes Iran probably greenlit the Hamas assault on Israel because it would endanger the deal being negotiated between Israel and Saudi Arabia.
Mr Burleigh writes: "The likely draconian Israeli response will make it very unwise for Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to commit to anything with Israel that will antagonise Saudi public opinion."
Here, the i reports that the Labour Party has urged people not to take part in protests to boycott Israel outside the party's conference in Liverpool. It quotes an unnamed shadow cabinet minister as saying "a few years ago people were waving Palestinian flags in the conference hall. That's gone now".
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The Times suggests Sir Kier Starmer will use his leader's speech later to pledge to build Georgian-style townhouses in urban areas. He will also promise to construct new towns, echoing the post-war Labour government's construction of Milton Keynes and Crawley, as well as committing to half of all homes being built on what will be termed "grey belt" land, scrubland and car parks, to become affordable housing.
Monday's speech by the shadow chancellor is digested by many of the papers. The Daily Mail says Rachel Reeves "appeared to make an audacious grab for Margaret Thatcher's mantle of economic competence". The Guardian's John Crace writes: "It's probably the first time a Labour conference has ever stood up to applaud fiscal responsibility. But we live in strange times."
Finally, the Daily Mail reports on research from Oxford and Stanford universities which reveals people have an inconsistent use of pronouns when it comes to speaking about Amazon's voice assistant Alexa. They describe the device as "she" and "her" when talking about the voice assistant, but "it" in the context of its manufacturer, the technology giant, Amazon.
Professor Ekaterina Herzog, of Oxford University, believes this represents an attempt to separate the device, which is perceived as trustworthy even though it collects a large amount of personal information, from its company which is seen as less favourably viewed.
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