Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the growing number of civilian casualties in Gaza should be blamed on Hamas, not the Israeli army. "We use missiles to protect our people, they use people to protect their missiles," Netanyahu said on NBC's Meet the Press. The remarks echo statements Netanyahu made to NBC News Brian Williams' last week. The Israeli leader on Sunday said that Hamas tells Gazans not to leave, while Israel urges civilians to flee the tumultuous zone. The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 1,000. At least 46 Israelis have been killed since the start of the conflict.