Recall Israel Envoy- MP urges Akufo-Addo

National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for Kumbungu, Ras Mubarak, has urged President Akufo-Addo to recall his envoy to Israel in the wake of Israel’s killing of 60 Palestinian protesters, and the United States moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem last week.

Speaking at a recent press briefing at the Palestine embassy in Accra, the NDC MP said, he criticized the US for showing “bad faith” in deciding to switch its embassy when the matter is still on the table of the United Nations (UN) for deliberations.

The NDC MP explained that, Akufo-Addo must join countries such as South Africa, Turkey and Ireland that have recalled their envoys, after Israel’s recent massacre of 60 unarmed Palestinian protesters at the Israel-Gaza buffer zone.

Protesters were demanding an end to the Israeli siege of the Gaza Strip and the right to return to land that they were expelled from in 1948 during the violent creation of Israel.

The May 14 ‘bloodbath’ has been compared to the 1960 Sharpeville massacre that took place in apartheid South Africa where 69 peaceful protesters were shot by apartheid security forces.