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24.10.2008 General News

Israeli businessman kidnapped in Ghana

By Jerusalem Post - Israel

An Israeli businessman in his sixties has been kidnapped in Ghana and his captors are demanding a $300,000 ransom for his release.

According to reports Friday, the Foreign Ministry was coordinating with the Israeli Embassy in Nigeria to secure the man's release, since Israel has no representation in Ghana.

Negotiations were being conducted via the Israeli's business partner, who first reported the kidnapping, which took place three days ago.

On August 26, Ehud Avni a businessman from Ra'anana, was kidnapped in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He was released on September 1 after a ransom was apparently paid to his kidnappers.

Last week, 13 Israeli project supervisors were trapped on an isolated Caribbean island by disgruntled Chinese construction workers who are owed wages.