Speaking to reporters, the chief military spokesman, Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari, said that Israeli ground forces "are located right now in a ground operation in the depths of Gaza City and putting great pressure on Hamas."
Earlier, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel was making great progress in its war, saying that the army has killed thousands of Hamas fighters.
Israeli troops have been battling Palestinian militants inside Gaza for over a week, and have cut the territory in half and encircling Gaza City.
The Palestinian death toll has surpassed 10,300, two-thirds of them women and minors, according to the the Health Ministry of the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.
About 1,400 people in Israel have died, mostly civilians killed during the October 7 incursion by Hamas.
This is a developing story.