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In the wake of renewed hostility between Israel and Palestine over the Gaza strip, the government of Ghana has reaffirmed its support to Israel, after a deadly attack by Hamas militants on Southern Israel.
Hamas militants from the Gaza Strip reportedly infiltrated into southern Israel to attack innocent Israeli civilians.
Israel says more than 600 people have been killed and 100 kidnapped.
In Gaza, at least 313 people have been killed following retaliatory Israeli air strikes, according to Palestinian officials.
In a statement released on Sunday, October 8, 2023 by Ghana’s Foreign Affairs Ministry, the government said, “Ghana unequivocally condemns the attacks and calls on the Hamas leadership to immediately cease the attacks and withdraw its militants from southern Israel.”
“While Ghana affirms its support for Israel’s right to exist and defend itself, it calls on the Israeli government to exercise restraint in its response to Hamas attacks”the statement noted.
The government of Ghana, however called on the two sides to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to return to the negotiation table.
Below is the statement:
Meanwhile, the United States says it is moving an aircraft carrier, ships and jets to the eastern Mediterranean and will also give Israel additional equipment and ammunition.
It follows the Hamas attack on southern Israel, which President Biden called an “unprecedented and appalling assault”.
The US is also working to verify reports its citizens were among those killed and taken captive, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said.