The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and Regional Integration has reassured Ghanaians that citizens in Israel remain in a safe haven.
This follows the circulation of videos alleging some Ghanaians have been caught up in the ensuing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.
In a statement, the Ministry emphasized that the said incident did not occur in Gaza or anywhere related to the ongoing conflict. It however did not disclose how it arrived at that conclusion.
“The general public is therefore advised to disregard this misleading video.”
It reassured that the “Ghanaian Community in Israel is currently safe” and then noted an update will be served on the public in due course.
“In that regard, the Ministry seeks the cooperation of the public to avoid the dissemination of fake.”
That notwithstanding, it has urged any Ghanaian in the country to contact its Embassy on 00972 54 8662 281; 00972 54 9316 007; and 00972 54 674 1553 for emergencies.
The conflict between the two ignited from what many have described as surprise attack on Israel by Hamas on Saturday.
Hamas which is sworn to Israel’s destruction and designated as a terrorist group by the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), European Union (EU) and Israel breached the wire that separates Gaza from Israel in multiple places, according to BBC, firing thousands of rockets at their unsuspecting victim.
Israel retaliated with air strikes targeting housing blocks, tunnels, a mosque and homes of Hamas officials in Gaza, killing more than 400 people in the process.
As of twelve hours ago, Israel’s death toll had hit 1,200 while more than 1,100 people had died in Israeli air strikes on Gaza, according to BBC.