India's External Affairs Minister to join BRICS leaders in a virtual summit on Israel-Gaza conflict.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts the "Extraordinary Joint Meeting" seeking a common response.
Leaders from Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, UAE, and UN Secretary-General to participate.
Nations set to join BRICS in 2024 (Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Egypt, Ethiopia, UAE) will also attend.
Russian President Putin, urging restraint, will participate in the BRICS meeting.
More than six weeks of conflict; Hamas attack killed 1,200; Gaza reports 13,300 killed in retaliatory offensive.
South Africa, a vocal Palestinian supporter, contemplates suspending diplomatic ties with Israel over Gaza.