Watch – Awesome Shana Tova from IDF-trained soldiers in Ghana
In a one-of-a-kind collaboration between the IDF and the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF), a team of seven officers from the IDF recently arrived in Ghana to hold a three-day Counter-Terrorism Training to the Ghana Armed Forces’ 64 Regiment Special Unit.
This special collaboration between the IDF and GAF is led by the Israeli and Ghanaian Chiefs of Defence Staff and Ministers of Defence.
About 25 military commanders have successfully gone through the training, which included shooting ranges, Krav Maga and skills building for dealing with hostage situations.
The trainers are high-ranked officers from different units and field missions with large expertise in counter-terrorism tactics.
This training is the second in its nature being conducted by the IDF in the world and the first-ever in Africa.
Military Relations between Ghana and Israel dates back to 1959 when the IDF collaborated with GAF to build GAF’s Air Force.
The relations were halted in 1964, however, they were renewed with the reopening of IDF’s Military Attache’ Office to Africa in 2017.