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Ramaphosa accuses Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza

# President Cyril Ramaphosa has accused Israel of war crimes and genocide in Gaza. As chairperson of an extraordinary summit of the BRICS group of nations, the president said the collective punishment of Palestinian civilians through the unlawful use of force is a war crime. He further described the deliberate denial of medicine, fuel, food and water to Gaza residents as tantamount to genocide. Ramaphosa calls on all nations to work together to realise a just, peaceful, and secure future for the people of both Palestine and Israel.