Israel's Netanyahu: 'Gaza City is encircled, we are operating inside it'

FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu holds a press conference in Tel Aviv

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday that Israel's military was encircling Gaza City and operating inside it as it pressed on with a month-long offensive against Hamas.

In a televised statement, Netanyahu said there would be no ceasefire or fuel delivery to Gaza before Hamas released Israeli hostages and repeated a call on Palestinian civilians to move south for their own safety. "We will not stop," Netanyahu said.

(Reporting by Maayan Lubell and Maytaal Angel; Editing by Crispian Balmer)