Detained pregnant Ghanaian will be deported soon – Israeli Amb.
The Israel Embassy in Accra has defended the detention of a pregnant Ghanaian woman in Israel. There has been an outcry over the isolation of the 33-year-old woman for allegedly refusing to take a TB test. Israel has been accused of violating both the United Nations and the World Medical
Association’s directives on holding pregnant women in isolation. But Israeli Ambassador to Ghana Shani Cooper –Zubida said the woman who was illegally residing in Israel will soon be brought back.
” She is a Ghanaian citizen who has been illegally staying in Israel since 2013. The notice of her illegal stay in Israel reached Israeli authorities who have been working accordingly with the embassy of Ghana in Israel to send her back to Ghana.
“Israel and Ghana are working in cooperation to return Ghanaians illegally staying in Israel,” She said. However, Kumbungu MP Ras Mubarak who has been in the forefront in the push for justice for the Ghanaian woman insists Israel is violating her rights.