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Egypt's Sisi says Israel's response to attacks is 'collective punishment'

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said that Israel's response to the Hamas attacks on 7 October amounted to "collective punishment" and transcended "self defence".

The comments were addressed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a televised meeting held in Cairo. 

During the speech, Sisi also stated that he rejects the targeting of civilians.