A Gaza City resident, Abdallah Sayed, said the Israeli bombing over the last two days was “the most violent and intense” since the war started.
Israel says most residents have heeded its orders to flee to the southern part of the besieged territory. Still, hundreds of thousands remain in the north, partially because Israel has also bombarded targets in so-called safe zones.
“This is the second stage of the war, whose objectives are clear: to destroy the military and governmental capabilities of Hamas and bring the hostages home,” he said in a televised address,” Mr Netanyahu said.
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