Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked soldiers on Saturday. 'Next stage is coming,' Netanyahu tells IDF on visit to southern Israel https://t.co/VZMgMrEGOz | @MaayanJaffe pic.twitter.com/X51NJgZcFq — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) October 14, 2023The prime minister toured Kibbutz Be'eri and Kfar Aza in southern Israel on Saturday - two sites that experienced high rates of murder and trauma. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with soldiers in southern Israel on October 14, 2023 (credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO)'We will destroy Hamas'On Friday night, Netanyahu interrupted people's Shabbat dinners to address the nation with a similar message. He told the country at 9:30 p.m. on Friday on live TV that Israel will destroy Hamas, no matter how long it takes. Israel has already struck more than 1,000 Hamas targets in Gaza, the IDF confirmed Saturday morning.