Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hoping to overcome differences with US President Joe Biden, says ‘no choice’ but to destroy Hamas.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he hopes he and US President Joe Biden can overcome their disagreements over the war in Gaza, after Biden withheld a shipment of bombs from Israel.

“We often had our agreements but we’ve had our disagreements. We’ve been able to overcome them. I hope we can overcome them now, but we will do what we have to do to protect our country,” Netanyahu says in an interview on the “Dr. Phil Primetime” show, which was taped before Biden’s threat on Wednesday to further withhold weapons if Israel enters Rafah.

Speaking in Jerusalem with the US television personality, the premier argues Israel “has no choice” but to destroy Hamas’s remaining battalions in Rafah.

“If we do not destroy them, if we leave them alone they’ll come back. They’ll emerge from the tunnels, they’ll take over Gaza again, and they’ll do what they promised to do: They’ll do October 7 — this enormous massacre — again, again and again,” Netanyahu says.