President Cyril Ramaphosa, along with 11 other world leaders, is scheduled to participate in the Cairo Summit for Peace in Egypt, focusing on the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict. The conflict continues to escalate, with reports of an Israeli rocket hitting a Greek Orthodox church in Gaza. This international summit, taking place on Saturday, aims to address the pressing need for a resolution.
The world community is making efforts to mediate the Israel-Hamas conflict, which has already claimed the lives of over 5,000 people in both Israel and Gaza and left thousands more injured.
The situation in Gaza has further deteriorated following the cutoff of supplies by Israel, leading to a humanitarian crisis in the region.
Hopes are high that the Rafah border will open on Friday to allow much-needed aid to reach Gaza. President Ramaphosa emphasized South Africa’s commitment to supporting global peace efforts and called for an end to hostilities and the release of hostages. This summit marks another step toward addressing this critical issue on the world stage.