Yoav Gallant reiterates that at the end of the fighting, Hamas won’t be able to rule Gaza again

“We will also reach the areas where we have not yet fought in the center of the Gaza Strip and in the south, and especially the last remaining (stronghold) of Hamas in Rafah,” he said. More than 1.3 million people are now said to be living in Rafah and the surrounding area, most of them displaced from other parts of Gaza.

The Israeli offensive has left 85% of Gaza’s population internally displaced amid acute shortages of food, clean water and medicine, while 60% of the enclave’s infrastructure has been damaged or destroyed, according to the UN.