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Defenders of The Lost Ark: At Least 800 Ethiopians Killed after Defending ‘Ark of The Covenant’

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on February 21, 2021

አክሱም ጽዮንን/ ጽላተ ሙሴን ሲከላከሉ በጥቂቱ ፰፻/800 ምዕመናን ተገድለዋል

From The Daily Mail and New York Post

Defenders of the lost ark: Hundreds of worshipers protected Ark of the Covenant as Ethiopian rebels and soldiers battled near church where it is secured, it is revealed

At least 800 people were reportedly killed in Ethiopia as worshippers and soldiers risked their lives to protect what Christians there say is the sacred Ark of the Covenant from local militia.

Ethiopian Christians claim the Ark — the wooden chest built to hold the Ten Commandments of Moses — is being kept safe in a chapel in the holy northern city of Axum in the Tigray region.

The battle between Ethiopian soldiers and rebel fighters happened in the fall, The Sunday Times reported, but it is only being reported now.

“When people heard the shooting they ran to the church to give support to the priests and others who were there protecting the ark,” Getu Mak, a local university lecturer, told The Times.

“Certainly some of them were killed for doing that.”

Little was known about the deadly siege since Tigray is cut off from the world and journalists had been blocked from entering the region.

A deacon residing in Axum told the Associated Press he helped count the bodies, gathered victims’ identification cards and assisted with burials in mass graves.

He believes that an estimated 800 people were killed at the church and around the city.

“If you attack Axum, you attack first of all the identity of Orthodox Tigrayans but also of all Ethiopian Orthodox Christians,” Wolbert Smidt, an ethnohistorian who specializes in the region, told the AP.

❖❖❖ዓለም አቀፍ ሜዲያዎች ስለ ጽዮን ዝም አላሉም! የእኛዎቹስ?❖❖❖

👉 Selected Daily Mail Comments / ከደይሊ ሜል የተመረጡ አስተያየቶች

❖ “ለዚህ ጥንታዊ ክርስቲያናዊ ስልጣኔ ሲባል ጦርነቱን ለማስቆም የዓለም አቀፍ ትኩረት ሊሰጠው ይገባል”

“Ancient Christian civilization and worthy of global attention to stop the war”

❖ “እውነተኛው ታቦት በእውነት እዚያ ይገኝ አይገኝ ጥንታዊ እና ተወዳጅ የሆነውን የቤተክርስቲያኗን ህንፃ ለመጠበቅ የእነዚህ አማኞች ከፍተኛ ድፍረት እና ትጋት በማንኛውም ትክክለኛ አስተሳሰብ ያለው ሰው ሊደነቅ/ሊመሰገን ይገባል!“

“Whether or not the real Ark is really there, the sheer courage and devotion of these Believers in protecting their beloved and ancient church building are to be commended by any fair-minded person!”

❖“ምናልባት ደንቆሮ እየሆንኩ ይሆናል ፣ ግን እንደ ሮማው ርዕሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ፣ የ(ብሪታኒያ)ካንተርበሪ ሊቀ ጳጳስ ፣ ወዘተ ያሉ የቤተክርስቲያን መሪዎች ይህን ሲያወገዙ አልሰማሁም።”

“Perhaps I am getting deaf, but I do not hear the condemnation by Church leaders such as the Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury, etc.”

Source: Daily Mail

Source: Nypost

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