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President Cyril Ramaphosa has appealed for greater international action to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Ramaphosa urges the international community to back the resumption of the peace process while attending the Cairo Summit for Peace in Egypt.
He emphasizes the importance of a two-state solution and calls for an end to the flow of arms and the release of hostages.
President Ramaphosa condemns the escalation of the conflict by those supplying weapons to either side and urges state actors to immediately halt the provision of weapons, as it undermines the prospect of peace.
“The fighting must cease. Israel must halt its siege and shelling of Gaza. Hamas must stop launching rockets into Israel. Hostages must be returned. We must discourage any action that fuels this conflict and poses a threat to the entire region. Humanitarian corridors need to be opened to alleviate human suffering,” President Ramaphosa states.
The South African President also calls for an end to the conflict, the release of hostages, and the establishment of humanitarian corridors to alleviate the suffering of the people.