Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has labelled the strike which killed scores of displaced Palestinians in Rafah on Sunday as a tragic mistake.

According to Hamas, at least 45 people were killed.

Hundreds more were treated for severe burns, fractures and shrapnel wounds.

Speaking in the Israeli parliament, Netanyahu said it was vital that Israel took every precaution possible to protect civilians caught up in the fighting in Gaza.

But he insisted the Israel Defense Forces used their best efforts not to harm those uninvolved in the conflict.

He also vowed to keep fighting against Hamas.

Netanyahu has come under attack from some family members for failing to strike a deal for the return of their loved ones.

Despite the ICJ’s ruling, Israel has pledged to continue with the invasion of Rafah.

Israel launched Sunday’s Rafah attack just hours after Hamas launched its first missile attack on Tel Aviv in several months.