BRICS Leaders Unite in Urgent Call for Humanitarian Truce in Gaza

BRICS Leaders Unite in Urgent Call for Humanitarian Truce in Gaza

President Ramaphosa of South Africa has urged a special BRICS meeting on Gaza, inviting leaders from Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, and the UAE. In a Tuesday video conference, Russia’s Putin addressed the escalating Israel-Palestine situation. During a pivotal summit, the BRICS leaders—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa—jointly advocated for an “immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce” in Gaza. This unified call came as these major emerging economies sought a collective response to the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, addressing the virtual summit, emphasized the need for an urgent ceasefire and the release of civilian detainees. Xi urged all parties involved to cease hostilities, end violence against civilians, and work towards a just and comprehensive solution to the Israel-Hamas conflict.

Furthermore, President Xi proposed the convening of an “international peace conference” to address the root causes of the conflict, emphasizing that lasting peace and security in the Middle East hinge on a just resolution to the question of Palestine.

The call for a humanitarian truce and diplomatic intervention is gaining momentum, with the Saudi crown prince advocating for a halt in arms exports to Israel. Additionally, foreign ministers from Arab and Muslim-majority nations, including Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Palestine, and representatives from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, visited to China on November 20th to promote a ceasefire.

China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi echoed these sentiments, urging global intervention to prevent further escalation of the Gaza crisis. Meanwhile, the Saudi Arabian foreign minister holds Israel accountable for “clear violations and crimes” in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

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