His military ordered more than a million people living in Gaza City to flee south on Friday ahead of a widely-anticipated ground invasion.
‘This is just the beginning,’ Netanyahu said in a televised address. ‘We will destroy Hamas.’
The UN’s Palestinian refugee agency warned Gaza was ‘becoming a hellhole’ and was on the ‘brink of collapse’.
One hospital there was given ‘just two hours to evacuate’, a humanitarian organisation said.
Médecins Sans Frontières International said Al Awda Hospital has been told to evacuate staff and patients.
Hamas said 70 people, mostly women and children, were killed in an Israeli airstrike on convoys fleeing Gaza City on Friday.
The war has claimed at least 2,800 lives on both sides since Hamas launched an incursion on Oct. 7.
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