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Gaza-Israel: Hamas using 'human shields' - Netanyahu

20 July 2014 Last updated at 17:01 BST

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has said that the area of Shejaiya in Gaza under attack on Sunday is a "terror stronghold" and is a centre for rockets that are fired out to Israel.

In an interview with BBC Arabic, he defended the Israeli assault on Gaza saying that Israeli soldiers came under heavy fire when they entered the area in search of tunnels.

He said they had no choice but to enter densely populated areas and says that they asked civilians to leave.