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The Israeli navy will present “safe passage for the civilian population” forward of an anticipated assault on the overcrowded southern Gaza metropolis of Rafah, Benjamin Netanyahu mentioned in an interview airing on Sunday.

Despite worldwide alarm over the potential carnage in a metropolis filled with greater than one million displaced Palestinians, the Israeli prime minister instructed ABC News’ “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” the offensive is vital to crushing Hamas.

“Victory is within reach. We’re going to do it. We’re going to get the remaining Hamas terrorist battalions and Rafah, which is the last bastion, but we’re going to do it,” he mentioned in extracts of the interview launched on Saturday night.

“We’re going to do it while providing safe passage for the civilian population so they can leave,” he mentioned.

“We are working out a detailed plan to do so,” Mr Netanyahu added. “We’re not … cavalier about this.”

He talked about areas north of Rafah which were cleared which could possibly be used as protected zones for civilians.