THE Israeli ambassador to the UK has suggested every building in Gaza is a target for Israel.

Tzipi Hotovely – who last month dismissed the notion of a two-state solution for Israelis and Palestinians – said in an interview with LBC’s Iain Dale that “every school, every mosque, every second house” must be targeted in the conflict.

She claimed this was the only way to get to Hamas terrorists who are “hiding” in an “underground tunnel city”.

Hotovely said: “One of the things we exposed to the world after getting into the areas in Gaza that we tried all those tunnels and underground metro city that Hamas has built. Thanks to this great support of Iran, Qatar, the international community generosity, everything turned to be this horrible terror city.

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“One of the things we realised is every school, every mosque, every second house, has an access to tunnel.”

Dale then sought to clarify if she was suggesting destroying every building in Gaza.

In response, she said: “Do you have another solution for how to destroy the underground tunnel city? This is the place where the terrorists hide.”

Hotovely – who is considered to be a hard-right diplomat - said in December "the answer is absolutely no" in response to the idea of a two-state solution in an interview with Sky News.

In a speech in 2015, she said Israel had tried too hard to appease the world.

The health ministry in Gaza says more than 22,000 people have been killed in the territory since Israel retaliated following the attacks of October 7.

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On that date, at least 1200 people were killed when Hamas attacked Israel. About 240 others were taken hostage.

Lebanese media has reported that Saleh al-Arouri, a deputy political leader of Hamas, was killed in a drone strike in southern Beirut on Tuesday along with six others - two Hamas military commanders and four other members.