- Amid the Israel-Hamas conflict, Ghanaian resident Abigail Adjei is determined to stay in Tel Aviv, emphasising her reluctance to return to Ghana due to the challenging conditions there
- Abigail Adjei describes the horrifying situation marked by airstrikes and shortages of essential supplies
- Over 1,400 Israelis and 2,000 Palestinians have died, and the fear-stricken citizens, including Abigail, are forced to seek shelter
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Amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas, a female Ghanaian resident in Tel Aviv says she is not willing to relocate to Ghana.
Abigail Adjei said in an interview with TV3 that she would not return to Ghana due to the country's economic situation.
She told TV3 in an interview that businesses have slowed, and citizens, including a significant Ghanaian community, are living in fear.
However, the 33-year-old is determined to stay in Tel Aviv despite the intensifying strikes and shortages of essential supplies like water and rice.
“There’s no way of coming to Ghana any moment. I really want to stay here, it’s better I stay here to work and support whoever I want to support, but for Ghana, no! I heard it’s a bit tough there,” she said.
The Ghanaian Foreign Ministry is in constant contact with officials in Israel, aiming to ensure the safety of its citizens during this crisis.
While some countries are evacuating their citizens, Ghana has not yet initiated evacuation efforts. Abigail, working in the hospitality and medical sectors, remains steadfast, expressing her reluctance to return to Ghana due to the challenging conditions there.
The situation in Israel is marked by shock, grief, and uncertainty as Hamas launched a major attack, resulting in the deaths of over 1,400 Israelis and 2,000 Palestinians within a week.
Israelis, including Abigail, have been subjected to terrifying airstrikes, forcing them to seek shelter amid the chaos.
Ghanaians Caught Up In Escalating Fight Refuse To Be Evacuated
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that Ghanaians living in Israel are reluctant to be evacuated, even after the death of approximately 800 civilians in the conflict.
One Ghanaian resident, Seth Cudjoe, preferred to stay with his family in Israel, stating that the Ghanaian community there feels safer and is not inclined to join any evacuation plan, even if government-sponsored.
Both the Ghanaian Embassy in Israel and the Israeli Mission in Ghana have maintained communication with citizens but have not yet deemed it necessary to initiate an evacuation of Ghanaian citizens from Israel.
Man In Israel Laments Over The Difficult Nature Of His Job As A Fruit Picker
Meanwhile, a Ghanaian man working on an Israeli farm sparked social media controversy with his viral TikTok video.
He emphasized that those aspiring to work abroad must be prepared for challenging and labour-intensive jobs.
He stated that many jobs abroad are more strenuous than Ghana jobs, cautioning lazy people against travel.
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