BRICS Calls for Humanitarian Truce in Gaza Strip Leading to Cessation of Hostilities
"We called for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities," BRICS said in a joint communique.
"Acts of violence aimed at Palestinian and Israeli civilians were condemned, including war crimes, indiscriminate attacks and targeting of civilian infrastructure, as well as all acts of provocation, incitement, and destruction [...]. We stressed the need to pursue accountability. We must ensure that independent and transparent investigations are conducted in accordance with international standards," the joint communique read.
"We condemned any kind of individual or mass forcible transfer and deportation of Palestinians from their own land. Many Leaders reiterated that the forced transfer and deportation of Palestinians, whether inside Gaza or to neighbouring countries, constitute grave breaches of the Geneva conventions and war crimes and violations under International Humanitarian Law," the statement said.
"We called for an immediate, durable, and sustained humanitarian truce leading to a cessation of hostilities," the document read.