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‘There’s no place in Gaza we won’t reach,’ Netanyahu warns

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with troops at the Zikim base near the northern Gaza Strip and told them “there is no place in Gaza that Israel will not reach.”

“Do you remember when we were told that we would not break into Gaza? We broke through. We were told that we would not reach the outskirts of Gaza City - we arrived. We were told that we won't enter Al-Shifa - we entered,” Netanyahu said as he stood with Israeli soldiers.

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Israeli forces on Wednesday raided Gaza’s largest hospital, a beleaguered facility filled with hundreds of patients, including newborns, that is at the heart of clashing narratives around the war and a potent symbol of Palestinian suffering.

Israel viewed Al-Shifa Hospital as a key target in a conflict that has killed thousands of Palestinians and unleashed widespread destruction in Gaza.

The war between Israel and Hamas erupted after the militant group killed some 1,200 people and seized around 240 captives in a surprise October 7 attack.

Israel says Al-Shifa is a Hamas command post nestled under civilians, without providing visual evidence — part of its broader accusation that the militants use Palestinians as human shields.

Hamas and Gaza health officials deny militants operate in Al-Shifa, and Palestinians and rights groups say Israel has recklessly endangered civilians as it seeks to eradicate Hamas.

More than 11,200 people, two-thirds of them women and minors, have been killed in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry in Ramallah.

About 2,700 people have been reported missing, with most believed to be buried under the rubble. The ministry’s count does not differentiate between civilian and militant deaths.

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