BBCNewspaper headlines: Met pressure over demos and Gaza strikes intensifyRead full articleBBC News - Staff5 November 2023 at 6:11 pm·3-min readThe conflict between Israel and Hamas, and its impact in the UK continues to lead many of the papers. The Sun's headline is "Show Some Respect" with the Os replaced by poppies. It says war heroes have called for pro-Palestinian demonstrations planned on Remembrance weekend to be cancelled, while the Metropolitan Police chief has been urged to ensure services are not "hijacked".The Daily Telegraph leads on the Met Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley coming under pressure to ban a march planned for Armistice Day - next Saturday. Sir Mark has been warned by some of his own officers that protesters could clash with veterans commemorating Remembrance weekend, the paper says.The Metro leads on a quote from Home Secretary Suella Braverman saying the feet of protesters who try to vandalise the Cenotaph next weekend will not touch the ground before they are jailed. Organisers of a pro-Palestinian demonstration planned for Armistice Day have said they will avoid the Whitehall area where the monument to Britain's war dead sits.The Guardian focuses on the fighting itself as it says Israeli strikes on Gaza have intensified, while violence has also flared up on the Lebanon border. The Israel Defense Forces has indicated its troops are planning to enter Gaza City itself within 48 hours, the paper reports Israeli media as saying.The Times says that Israel has stepped up its assault on Hamas, with IDF troops encircling Gaza City. Prime Minister Benjamin Natanyahu has defied calls from across the Middle East for a ceasefire and vowed fighting will continue until Hamas frees all hostages, it says. Its neighbour Jordan has said Israel is "losing its humanity", the paper reports.The i says the UK's national security council is "not prepared for heightened terror threat" due to the Israel-Gaza conflict. The paper says five serving and ex-intelligence sources say under-resourcing, and disruption caused by the repeated changes of prime minister over the last year, has left it "reactionary" to threats it should prepare for.The Daily Mirror focuses on the story of a British surgeon who was trapped in Gaza. "Saving lives in hell" is the headline, as he praises the "selfless courage of medics" trying to help people amid the horrors of war.The Daily Mail follows up on its Sunday edition's story of an alleged Tory party cover up for a "serial rapist" MP. The paper says Rishi Sunak is under mounting pressure to investigate the claims. Deputy prime minister Oliver Dowden - a former party chairman - did not deny allegations the Conservative party may have secretly funded medical treatment for a woman who told officials she had been raped by the MP but said it was not something he had authorised, the Mail notes.The Financial Times leads on plans by Rishi Sunak to allow companies to bid for new licences to drill for fossil fuels in the North Sea each year. The scheme will be part of Tuesday's King's Speech - which sets out the government's key policies for the year. The paper says the announcement will allow the prime minister to contrast his "pragmatic proportionate and realistic" approach to achieving net zero by 2050 with Labour's plans to make retain a "clean energy superpower".The Daily Express leads on a Brexit trade "boost" for the economy. Business Secretary Kemi Badenoch has blasted the "Brexit doom-mongers" following a report by the free-market think tank the Institute for Economic Affairs, it says. The report says UK goods exports rose by 13.5% to EU countries and 14.3% to non-EU countries, according to the Express.The Daily Star says "Here we blow again" as it warns Britain is about to be battered by 70mph winds and torrential downpours. It follows Storm Ciaran last week.Sign up for our morning newsletter and get BBC News in your inbox.