President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday said ‘influential countries’ have a duty to support processes that will bring peace to Israel and Palestine.

On his return from a peace summit organised by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, Ramaphosa called on the international community to stop providing ammunition to either side: -

‘Influential countries like the US have a duty and a responsibility to support processes that will deliver a long-lasting and durable peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. The international community cannot afford to squander the opportunity that has been presented by the current conflict to decisively push for a two-state solution.’ 

News24 reports that he said there is unanimity around the world that peace is viable when a free and independent state of Palestine exists alongside a secure state of Israel.

In his address to delegates on Saturday, he called for the cessation of all hostilities, the release of hostages and the lifting of the siege on Gaza, the opening of humanitarian corridors, and the urgent provision of humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza.

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