- Ghanaian residents in Israel say they feel safe despite the escalating conflict triggered by the terrorist group, Hamas
- A Ghanaian who claims to be in touch with the Ghanaian community in the Jewish state suggests a state-sponsored evacuation may not be successful
- Seth Cudjoe said the Ghanaian Embassy in Israel has been in constant communication with the Ghanaian community and has been providing safety tips
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Despite the escalating situation in the Middle East triggered by Hamas' attack on Israel, Ghanaians living in Israel say they don't want to be evacuated.
The calls for evacuation were suggested by Ghanaians on social media when news broke that Hamas, a group regarded as a pro-Palestine terrorist group, infiltrated Israel, entered Israeli homes and killed about 800 civilians.
Despite the situation in the Middle East, some Ghanaians living in Israel have said they do not want to leave the country.
On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Seth Cudjoe, a Ghanaian living in Israel, told Accra-based Joy News that he prefers to stay in the country with his newborn despite the full-scale war that has been triggered between Palestine and Israel.
“I am not planning to come back to Ghana...I can’t leave my wife and jump to Ghana. The Ghana community is not ready to leave to Ghana unless the worst confronts us,” he said.
Although Cudjoe does not officially speak for the Ghanaian community, he added that no Ghanaian would join even a government-sponsored evacuation plan.
“The Ghanaian community in Israel feels safer in Israel," he was emphatic.
He said the Ghanaian Embassy in Israel has been in touch with citizens and provided helpful tips on staying safe in the country.
The Israeli Mission in Ghana has also said would be too early to consider an evacuation of Ghanaian citizens.
EU warns Musk's X spreading 'illegal' disinfo after Hamas attack
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported in a related story that EU's digital chief Thierry Breton has warned Elon Musk that his platform X, formerly Twitter, is spreading "illegal content and disinformation".
The letter said concerns had heightened after the Hamas attack against Israel, and demanded Musk respond to the complaint within 24 hours and contact "relevant law enforcement authorities".
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