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Tigray Crisis: A Conversation With General Tsadkan Gebretensae, Tigray Defense Force Central Command

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on July 10, 2021

💭 ከትግራይ መከላከያ ሰራዊት ማዕከላዊ እዝከ ጄነራል ጻድቃን ገብረ ትንሳኤ ጋር የተደረገ ውይይት

✞✞✞[ትንቢተ ኢዮኤል ምዕራፍ ፪፥፩፡፫]✞✞✞

የእግዚአብሔር ቀን መጥቶአልና፥ እርሱም ቀርቦአልና በጽዮን መለከትን ንፉ፥ በቅዱሱም ተራራዬ ላይ እሪ በሉ፤ በምድርም የሚኖሩ ሁሉ ይንቀጥቀጡ፤ የእግዚአብሔር ቀን መጥቶአልና፤ የጨለማና የጭጋግ ቀን፥ የደመናና የድቅድቅ ጨለማ ቀን ነው፤ ታላቅና ብርቱ ሕዝብ በተራሮች ላይ እንደ ወገግታ ተዘርግቶአል፤ ከዘላለምም ጀምሮ እንደ እነርሱ ያለ አልነበረም፥ ከእነርሱም በኋላ እስከ ብዙ ትውልድ ድረስ እንደ እነርሱ ያለ ከእንግዲህ ወዲህ አይሆንም። እሳት በፊታቸው ትባላለች፥ በኋላቸውም ነበልባል ታቃጥላለች፤ ምድሪቱ በፊታቸው እንደ ዔድን ገነት፥ በኋላቸውም የምድረ በዳ በረሃ ናት፤ ከእነርሱም የሚያመልጥ የለም።

General Tsadqan Gebretensae is a key member of the Tigrayan Defence Forces Command and widely regarded as one of Africa’s best military thinkers and strategists.

ጄኔራል ፃድቃን ገብር ትንሳኤ የትግራይ መከላከያ ሀይል አዛዥ ቁልፍ አባል ሲሆኑ ከአፍሪካ ምርጥ ወታደራዊ አዋቂዎች እና ስልተኞች መካከል አንዱ እንደሆኑ በሰፊው የሚታወቁ ናቸው።”

ኤዶማውያኑ ምዕራባውያን ላለፉት ስምንት ወራት የሚካሄደውን የዘር ማጥፋት ጦርነት በቃል ከማውገዛቸው በቀር ምንም ሊያደርጉ ያልቻሉበት ዋናው ምክኒያት የጽዮንን እና የጽላተ ሙሴን ኃይል ዓይተው ለማረጋገጥ ስለሚፈልጉ ነው። ለአብዛኛዎቹ የሕዝቡ መሰቃየት እና ማለቅ ብዙም አያሳስባቸውም። አሁን አንድ በአንድ እየወጡ ልክ ራስ አሉላና በከፍተኛ ደረጃ ሲያሞካሿቸው እንደነበረው ጄነራል ፃድቃንንም በማሞካሸት ላይ ናቸው። አዎ! በዘመነ ደርግና በባድሜው ጦርነትም ‘ልታይ ልታይ’ ሳይሉ በደንብ አስመስክረዋል። አሁን ደግሞ “ዳግማዊ አሉ አባ ነጋ” የሚለውን በጣም ልዩ የሆነ ክብር ለማግኘት ወደ አዲስ አበባ በማምራት የአረመኔውን ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊንና ጭፍሮቹን አንገት ቆርጠው ወደ አክሱም ማምጣት አለባቸው፤ ለጽዮን ልጆች ስቃይና ሰቆቃ ብሎም ለአፄ ዮሐንስ መበቀል አለባቸው። ነፍሳቸውን ይማረውና ጄነራል ሰዓረ ግራኝን በእሳት ጠረገው የሽግግር መንግስት ማቋቋም ነበረባቸው።

💭 የምኒልክ ኢትዮጵያ አራት ትውልዶች በኢትዮጵያ መናኽሪያ በአዲስ አበባ ኃውልት ወይም መታሰቢያ ጎዳና እንኳን ያላቆሙላቸው/ያልሰየሙላቸው ጀግናው ራስ አሉላ አባ ነጋ ቀዳማዊ በወቅቱ እንግሊዞች ሳይቀሩ “ከሃኒባል በኋላ የተፈጠረ ጀግና ጥቁር ጄኔራል አሉላ ብቻ ነው” ብለው ሲያደንቋቸው ነበር።

(የቀይ ባህሩ አንበሳ አሉላ አባ ነጋ በጎልማሳነታቸው)

አሉላ አባ ነጋ ትግራይ ውስጥ በተንቤን አውራጃ መናዌ በምትባል መንደር እንግዳ ቁቤ ከተባሉ ገበሬ ነው የተወለዱት። በወጣትነታቸው በሚያሳዩት ጀግንነት የአጼ ዮሃንስን የዚያን ጊዜውን ካሳ ምርጫን ትኩረት ስበው ነበር

አሉላ በቅድሚያ ጀግነታቸውን ያስመሰከሩት ጉንደትና ጉራዕ በዋለው ጦርነት ለወረራ የመጡትን ግብጾች ለነጋሪም እንዳይተርፉ ከጨረሷቸው በሁኣዋላ ነው። ከዚህም ድል በሁዋላ በ፴፭/ 35 ዓመታቸው ራስ ሆነው ተሾሙ። የመረብ ምላሽ ገዥም ሆኑ። የአስመራን ከተማም ቆረቆሯት በዚህን ጊዜ ነው። ቁልቁል ወደ ቀይ ባህር እየተመለከቱም ኢትዮጵያን ለመውረር ለሚመጣ ጠላት ሁሉ መቅሰፍት ሆኑት።

በኩፊት ጦርነትም ማህዲስቶችን ድል አድርገው ለእንግሊዞች በር ከፍተውላቸዋል።(ሁኣላ ቢክዱንም) በዚህ የተናደዱት አሉላ የእንግሊዙን ተወካይ አውጉስቶስ ዋይልዴን ሲያገኙት “ አገርህ እንግሊዝ ምን ማለቷ ነው የሄዊትን ስምምነት ጥሳ ጣልያን ያገሬን መሬት ልትወስድ የፈቀደችው? ከቦጎስ የግብጾችን መከበብ ተዋግቼ ነጻ አላወጣሁም? ከሰላ ላይ ኣስቸጋሪውን ጦርነት አልተጋፈጥሁም? የምችለውን ሁሉ አላደረግሁም? እናንተ እንግሊዞች እናንተ የምትፈልጉትን ካደረግንላችሁ በሁዋላ ተዋችሁን (ካዳችሁን) ”ሲሉ በንዴት ገልጸዋል።

(What does England mean by destroying Hewett’s treaty and allowing the Italians to take my country from me? …Did I not relieve the Egyptian garrison in the Bogos country? Did I not fight at Cassala when it was too late? Have I not done everything I could? You English used us to do what you wanted and then left us)

ከእንግሊዝ ክህደት በሁዋላ ኢትዮጵያን ሊወር ተጠናክሮ የመጣውን የኢጣልያ ሰራዊት ሰሃጢ ላይ አድክመው ዶጋሊ ላይ ጨረሱት። በዚህ ጦርነት ፬፻/400 የጣሊያን ወታደርና ፳፪/22 መኮንኖችን በመግደል ጠላትን አሸማቀውታል። የኢትዮጵያውያን ጀግንነት የታየበትና የጥቁር ዘር ሁሉ የኮራበት፤ የበላይነት የሚሰማቸው የነበሩ ነጮችም ልካቸውን ያወቁበት ታላቁ የአድዋ ድል ጉልህ ድርሻ የአሉላ አባ ነጋ ነው። ጠርጣራውና የጠላትን ተንኮል አጥርተው የሚያውቁት አሉላ በሰላዮቻቸው ባገኙት መረጃ ነበር ጣልያን የተፈጠመው። አዋዕሎምና ጓደኞቻቸው የኢጣልያንን መንቀሳቀስ፣ የመጣበትንም አቅጣጫ፣ የጦሩንም አይነትና መጠን ለራስ አሉላ መረጃ ሰጡ። አውጉስቶ ዋይልድ ስለ ራስ አሉላ የአድዋ ጦርነት አስተዋጾ የሚከተለውን ብሏል፦

The Abysssinians never expected to be attacked, and the Italian advance would have been a complete surprise, had it not been for Ras Aloula, who never believed the Italian officials, and would never trust them. Two of his spies observed the Italians leave Entiscio, and arrived by a circuitous route, and informed Ras Aloula, who was one mile to the north of Adi-Aboona, that the enemy was on the march to Adowa. The Ras immediately informed King Menelik and the other leaders, and the Abyssinians prepared for battle, sending out strong scouting parties in all directions in front of their positions towards Entiscio. During the battle itself, Ras Alula was assigned to watch the Gasgorie Pass and block the arrival of Italian reinforcements coming from Adi Quala

ያኔ በራስ አሉላ መሪነት የጽዮን ልጆች በአድዋ የተቀዳጁትም ድል ሆነ ዛሬ በእነ ጄነራል ጻድቃን የሚመራው የጽዮን ሠራዊት እያስመዘገበው ያለው ድል ሦስት ቁልፍ የሆኑ ነገሮችን ይጠቁሙናል

፩ኛ. ድሉ ሁሌ የእግዚአብሔር መሆኑን፤ በጽዮን ማርያም እናታችን እርዳታ የተገኘ ድል መሆኑን

፪ኛ. የኤርትራ፣ የኦሮሞ፣ የአማራ እና የሶማሌ አህዛብ ወታደሮች በአክሱም ጽዮን ሰማዕታት ላይ ጭፍጨፋ ያደረጉት ጽላተ ሙሴን ለማውጣት ባለመቻላቸው ስልተናደዱ ነበር። እንግዲህ ጽላቱን ወደ ደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ ለመውሰድ አለመቻላቸውንና ተልዕኳቸውም አለመሳካቱን ይጠቁመናል።

፫ኛ. ኢትዮጵያዊ ያለሆነው የኦሮሞ፣ የአማራ፣ የሶማሌ ሰአራዊቶች እና የኤሚራቶች ድሮኖች በህብረት የተሳተፉበትን አንድ ሚሊየን የሰው ኃይል ያካተተውን ይህን የጭፍጨፋ ጦርነት በድል ሊቀዳጅ የሚችለው ጽላተ ሙሴን በእጁ፣ በደሙ እና መቅኒው ውስጥ የያዘ፣ ጽዮን ማርያምንና ቅዱሳኑን ለእርዳታ መጥራት የሚችል ሠራዊት ብቻ መሆኑን ይጠቁመናል።

👉 የአሜሪካ ሆሊውድ ፊልም ሰሪዎችን አባባል ልጥቀስና፤ “ጽላተ ሙሴን የያዘ የአንድ ሃገር ሠራዊት በዓለም ኃያሉ ሠራዊት ነው!!!

☆ Raiders of the Lost Ark (CIA Meeting)

An Army That Carries The Ark Before it… is Invincible„

❖Soldier of Zion | የጽዮን ወታደር

👉 ፈሪሃ እግዚአብሔር ያለው ክርስቲያን ሠራዊት ሁሌ ያሸንፋል!

✞✞✞[መዝሙረ ዳዊት ምዕራፍ ፸፯]✞✞✞

፩ ሕዝቤ ሆይ፥ ሕጌን አድምጡ፤ ጆሮአችሁንም ወደ አፌ ቃል አዘንብሉ።

፪ አፌን በምሳሌ እከፍታለሁ፤ ከቀድሞ ጀምሮ፥ ያለውንም ተምሳሊት እናገራለሁ።

፫ የሰማነውንና ያውቅነውን፥ አባቶቻችንም የነገሩንን፥ ለሚመጣ ትውልድ ከልጆቻቸው አልሰወሩም።

፬ የእግዚአብሔርን ምስጋናና ኃይሉን ያደረገውንም ተኣምራት ተናገሩ።

፭ ለልጆቻቸው ያስታውቅ ዘንድ ለአባቶቻችን ያዘዘውን ምስክር በያዕቆብ አቆመ፥ በእስራኤልም ሕግን ሠራ፤

፮ የሚመጣ፥ ትውልድ የሚወለዱም ልጆች ያውቁ ዘንድ፥ ተነሥተው ለልጆቻቸው ይነግራሉ፤

፯ ተስፋቸውን በእግዚአብሔር እንዲያደርጉ፥ የእግዚአብሔርንም ሥራ እንዳይረሱ፥ ትእዛዙንም እንዲጠብቁ፤

፰ እንደ አባቶቻቸው እንዳይሆኑ ጠማማና የምታስመርር ትውልድ፥ ልብዋን ያላቀናች ትውልድ፥ ነፍስዋ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ያልታመነች።

👉 Will the ceasefire between Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) and the Ethiopian government’s bring lasting peace to Ethiopia?

Editor’s note: General Tsadqan Gebrretnnssaye is a key member of the Tigrayan Defence Forces Command and widely regarded as one of Africa’s best military thinkers and strategists. He was a former top Ethiopian army general. He is widely-regarded as one of the masterminds of Operation Alula which in late June 2021 led to major reversals for the Ethiopian army in Tigray. In this interview, conducted in Tigray on 6 July by The Elephant, General Tsadqan spells out his views on peace and the way forward for Ethiopia.

The Elephant: What is the context of what is happening in Tigray?

General Tsadqan: I don’t need to go back to the horrendous atrocities that have been committed against the people of Tigray by invading forces of Isaias and Abiy, but after the offensive, after what has happened recently, the Ethiopian government is in my opinion living in an illusion. It is an illusion that has been created by themselves. They tried to deny the reality on the ground. They tried to cheat the world by saying they have declared a unilateral ceasefire while they have been defeated. We decimated two brigades of their forces which were running away from Mekelle, so this nonsense of unilateral ceasefire is a drama that has been created by themselves. Instead, they should recognize the realities on the ground and come with a realistic solution. You cannot have a ceasefire at a time when you have already blocked every movement of goods and services. Ethiopian Airlines is not flying to Mekelle, there is no telephone, there is no internet, there is no power, there is no road transport, humanitarian aid has been blocked. He cannot talk about any unilateral ceasefire while trying to strangle the whole people of Tigray.

So, I think I would like the international community to understand the situation we are in. We have been very much restrained because we don’t want to be seen as if we are not accepting a political solution. The whole problem is not only in Tigray but in the whole of Ethiopia. We know the Government forces are almost finished but at the same time we are restraining ourselves for a realistic political solution to the whole problem. I would like the international community to understand this situation, that is the message I have now.

The Elephant: You were a part of the group that mediated between the PM and the TPLF before war broke out, what led you to break off that role?

General Tsadqan: You are right, myself and a group of prominent political individuals in Ethiopia have been trying to mediate. The basis of the interaction we had was to accept the existing Constitution of Multinational Federalism and resolve any other issue apart from it. In my interaction with the PM, it was very clear that he was looking for; (A) dismantling the Multinational Federalism, which brought Ethiopia together and (B) he was looking for a solution that is not a political peaceful solution but preparing himself for war. That was very clear for me in our last meetings. So I had to make a choice. I knew that the political solution to Tigray would not come, in my interactions with him. I was interacting with the President of Tigray, Debretsion Gebremichael. On the part of Tigray, I saw willingness to resolve the issue, as long as the Multinational Federal Constitutional Arrangement is respected. That was not the case with Dr Abiy Ahmed, so I had to take a position. And at the same time, there was no other choice. The Ethiopian Government invited foreign forces to invade our country, so the choice was either to surrender to foreign forces or Abiy’s forces, or join the resistance. I chose the latter.

The Elephant: Those final meetings you had with the PM, when was that, 2019 or 2020?

General Tsadqan: I think it was 2020. It was not 2019. We had several, we had some meetings earlier, precisely around three major meetings, but the last one was in 2020.

The Elephant: When did you specifically join the armed resistance?

General Tsadqan :It was after November.

The Elephant: Could you explain the relationship btw the TPLF, the TDF, the Government of Tigray and your position now?

General Tsadqan: The TPLF is the ruling party, the TDF is a word that has been coined, not in a negative sense but in a positive sense, during the resistance. The whole resistance is led by the Government of Tigray, not the TPLF, as a ruling party it might have its say but the resistance is led by the Government, the duly elected Government of Tigray. The Government of Tigray has established a Central Command which decides on all issues related to war and peace, all issues: political, diplomatic, military, economic issues, this body is chaired by the President of Tigray, Dr. Debretsion, and the military effort is one aspect of the resistance. I serve as a member of the Central Command in the structure that I have described, so the TPLF is the ruling party, the Government of Tigray is the one leading the resistance, through a structure called the Central Command that decides on all issues related to peace and war. The TDF, the Tigrayan Defense Forces, is an element in the whole structure that is being commanded by the Central Command. Below the Central Command there is a structure called the Military Command, the Military Command specifically directs and commands operations in the army. This is the arrangement.

The Elephant: Were you expecting to win control of Tigray so soon or even at all, did it come as a surprise to you?

General Tsadqan: No, it didn’t come as a surprise to me. In fact, I am on public record even before the war started telling people, you know, of all regions, the Region of Tigray is a region which shall not head for war but at same time is not scared of war. I know the history, I know the potential, when this thing started it was very clear that the most senior, most highly experienced commanders are from Tigray, which has been the backbone of the Ethiopian armed forces for the last thirty years, highly experienced because most of them have gone through two major wars, I very much know the military tradition of Tigray, so when you combine those two elements, highly experienced and skillful commanders and a society with a very deep military tradition, it only takes a short period of time to reorganize and regain control. That’s exactly what happened.

At the same time, this has been facilitated by the atrocities committed by the enemies of Tigray, that created a widespread opposition and dedicated of the youngsters to finish all this within a short period of time. When all those things came together, given the experience we had, we had to organize the fighting units, train the fighting units, and it was clear for us that when we get some time, we will create a very formidable fighting machine, and that’s what has happened.

The Elephant: how many POWs do you currently have?

General Tsadqan: I might miss some of the information, the latest information I have before five days is around more than 8000, the prisoners of war kept increasing, they might have increased a little bit. But that is the figure I know.

The Elephant: Do you want to say about plans for treatment of these POWs?

General Tsadqan: No, I don’t think there is anything in particular, I know my colleagues are in touch with the ICRC, and will handle them according to international law.

The Elephant: What is the current humanitarian situation? What actions are you hoping the International Community will take?

General Tsadqan: As has been described by the international media several times and by UN Agencies, the humanitarian situation is extremely dire. The Ethiopian Government is trying to aggravate this by blocking any connection with Sudan and any other corridor. Even they have blocked air communications. So the Government of Tigray and the Central Command have decided, I think it has been communicated, we are ready to accept any humanitarian assistance, ready to facilitate anything that the U.N. or any humanitarian assistance agencies would like to have, security, we will provide security to the areas we control, more than 90 percent of Tigray, we will comply with their requirements, so my message is, there is a huge need for humanitarian assistance and we are ready to accept any assistance, if the international community means business, let them come and do what is required to save lives in Tigray.

The Elephant: what will happen if the PM continues to refuse humanitarian access to your region?

General Tsadqan: Not only resisting humanitarian assistance to our region, but if he continues to do the way they are acting, that is, strangling Tigray, blocking power, electricity, internet, air transport, land transport, not only humanitarian assistance but to civilians as well, I think the Government of Tigray and the resistance in Tigray will be required to break its restraint, restraint from military activities, we know we have the capacity, we have increased our capacity, we know we can do what it takes to pressurize the government so if they continue behaving like the way they are doing, playing games, and trying to deceive the world with their illusions, the first consequence will be continuation of operations. We will be left with no other alternative except to resolve it militarily. We would like it to be resolved peacefully but if there is no other choice, then the next choice will be, try to resolve it militarily, and we know we are capable of doing that.

The Elephant: What is your timeline for that option?

General Tsadqan: No, I’m afraid to comment on this. We are watching the situation seriously.

The Elephant: are you prepared to negotiate peace with Abiy and with the Eritrean leader Isaias?

General Tsadqan: I think that’s an issue that we have to deal with when it comes. We have made our points clear on the last declaration of what we mean by a negotiated ceasefire, we have clearly indicated that we are for a negotiated ceasefire. In a negotiated ceasefire, issues are raised and we discuss to resolve them, but the process has to start.

The Elephant: Do you have anything to add to the conditions for the negotiated ceasefire that TPLF released on Sunday?

General Tsadqan: No, I was part of the Central Command that drafted that list and I’m happy with it.

The Elephant: Do you have any message for Ethiopians as a whole?

General Tsadqan: I would like to say it’s very sad that our country Ethiopia is in such a situation. We were forced to act the way we did, because of the Central Government in Ethiopia, is in our opinion directed by Asmara, by Isaias, Isaias’ security forces, intelligence forces are operating in Ethiopia day and night. I hate this kind of situation to prevail in Ethiopia, but at the same time, it is sad to see that Ethiopians are just accepting the behavior of the Central Government, but I would like to say that even though so many atrocities have been committed, it’s not led to resolve our issue peacefully and politically. So, when Ethiopians come out of the illusion that the Prime Minister has created, the reality on the ground is completely different, let Eritreans get out, not only from Tigray, but from all of Ethiopia. Let Ethiopians set their own trajectory themselves.

Eritrea has a heavy hand, heavy presence not only in Tigray but in Addis Ababa and all over Ethiopia as well.

The Elephant: What are the battlefield developments, status of Western Tigray?

General Tsadqan: It’s very clear that Amhara forces are in Western Tigray, it’s obvious that they are preparing to face us. So, we’ll handle it the way they would like to handle it.

The Elephant: Does that mean you are waiting for them to act, you’re not going to push it?

General Tsadqan: No, I didn’t say anything, it is a military situation and we will see the situation and act according to what is warranted militarily for us

The Elephant: have the ENDF and Amhara forces retreated to other side of Tekezze River?

General Tsadqan: They have already blown up bridges, it is very clear that it’s a continuation of the policy of Abiy Ahmed to strangle Tigray and take away a Constitutionally recognized geographic region of Tigray to another area. So, they are preparing themselves across the river. That, we know.

The Elephant: Do you see the capture of Mekelle as a turning point that will lead to a speedy end to conflict or is it opening up a new front in the war, in the north and west?

General Tsadqan: It all depends upon the central government of Ethiopia and its partner Isaias, it could be, it’s very clear that they cannot win the war. The capture of Mekelle and the defeat of the Ethiopian army clearly shows if there was any doubt, that they cannot win this war. On the other hand, the people of Tigray have been under huge atrocities of all kinds, have stood and resisted. The war will continue growing. Even the military experience and the political nature of the just cause of the war, it will keep on growing. So the capture of Mekelle would signal a huge political message to Abiy, to come to his senses and then resolve the political situation not only in Tigray but in all of Ethiopia peacefully, sooner. It has signaled that he cannot get his way by force, that is what he wanted, he could not, he mobilized not only his forces but other forces as well, he mobilized all of the army of Eritrea, he mobilized the technological capacity of the UAE, that did not work. So, for us, we were not craving for war. We wanted a peaceful solution from the very beginning. And it is now after the defeat of Abiy’s forces we are saying, let’s have a negotiated ceasefire. But Abiy and the Amhara elites can resist this, can say no, we’ll have our way by military means, if that is their choice, we’ll see. So it all depends on how they will react. The sooner they come out of their illusion that they have created, that they are riding victory after victory, it will be better for all of Ethiopia and Tigray as well. As long as they live with that illusion, and trying to mobilize innocent peasants and bringing them as cannon fodder to the new fronts that have been created in southern and western Tigray, then the war will continue.

The Elephant: Are there any splits within TPLF, on any topics such as engaging the government, or are you pretty united?

General Tsadqan: Pretty united. Obviously, there are different opinions on how the political situation should be resolved, and resolved once and for a durable period of time. But that is for Tigrayans to discuss among themselves and resolve. That is the situation. On the issue of you know defeating the invaders, and coming to a lasting political situation, there is complete unity.

The Elephant: is there anything you would like to share about journey of your life, as someone who fought against Dergue and toppled it?

General Tsadqan: I would like to say that I am a product of the people of Tigray. The struggle and the pain that the people of Tigray have went through have created people like me, not only me, several like me. So, when all these things are done, I hope some people will have a lot of time, I will have time as well, to go through all this. But for the time being, as I said, I am the product of the struggle and the pain of the people of Tigray.

Thank you very much.

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Tigray, Ethiopia | Scholars Fear The Worst For One of Christianity’s Oldest Manuscripts

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2021

❖ የቅዱስ አቡነ ገሪማ ወንጌል | በክርስትና እምነት ጥንታዊ ለሆነው ቅርስ ምሁራን ከፍተኛ ስጋት አላቸው ❖

After surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are now facing their most severe threat.

The war in Tigray has inflicted more destruction on Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage than anything since the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi.

የገሪማ ወንጌሎች በትግራይ ገዳም ውስጥ ለ ፲፻፭፻/1,500 ዓመታት የሰው ልጅ ታሪክ ከተረፉ በኋላ አሁን በጣም ከባድ ሥጋት እየገጠማቸው ነው፡፡

ከግራኝ አህመድ ኢብን ኢብራሂም አል-ጋዚ ወረራ ጀምሮ ከምንም ነገር በላይ በኢትዮጵያ ያለው ጦርነት በኢትዮጵያ ሃይማኖታዊና ባህላዊ ቅርሶች ላይ የበለጠ ጥፋት/ውድመት አስከትሏል።

በአድዋ፤ ትግራይ በጥንታዊው የቅዱስ አቡነ ገሪማ ገዳም የሚኘው መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ ከመጀመሪያው የእንግሊዝኛው መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ (KJV – King James Version) በ፰፻/800 ዓመት ቀደምትነት እንዳለው ሳይንሱ ሳይቀር ማረጋገጫ ሰጥቷል።

“ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በኋላ፤ ከግራኝ አህመድ ቀዳማዊ ዘመን በኋላ እንዲህ ዓይነት ውድመት በኢትዮጵያ ሲታይ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ ነው” እያሉን ነው ባዕድውያኑ እንኳ። በእውነት ባዕዳውያኑ “ኤትዮጵያውያን ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ነን” ከሚሉት ይልቅ ስለ ሃይማኖታዊ እና ባህላዊ ቅርሶቻችን በይበልጥ ተቆርቋሪዎች ሆነው ይታሉ። ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ! በዓለማችንና ለመላው የሰው ልጅ ከፍተኛ ዋጋ ያላቸው ታሪካዊ ቅርሶችና ኃብቶች የሚገኙባትን ትግራይን የኢትዮጵያና ተዋሕዶ እምነቷ ጠላት የሆነው ግራኝ አብህመድ ዳግማዊ እንዲጨፈጭፍላቸው ፈቃድ የሰጡት “ኢትዮጵያዊ ነን፣ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን ነን” ባይ ግብዞች አሁን የት አሉ? ስንቱስ ነው እንኳን ለአባቶቹ ቅርስ ለሃገሩ የማንነት መገለጫ ለመጋደል፤ ጉዳዩ አሳስቦት “ቅርሶቻችን እየጠፉ ነውና ጦርነቱን አቁሙ!” ለማለት እንኳ ኢትዮጵያዊ ወይንም ክርስቲያናዊ ድፍረት ያለው? ፲/10 % የሚሆን አይመስለኝም።

ባለቤቱን ካልናቁ አጥሩን አይነቀንቁ” እንዲሉ፤ ለሦስት ዓመታት ያ ሁሉ ግፍ በቤተ ክርስቲያንና ልጆቿ ላይ ሲሰራ፣ ቅድስት ሃገር አክሱም ጽዮን ትግራይ ስትጨፈጨፍ ለአንዴም እንኳን ሰላማዊ ሰልፍ መውጣት የተሳነው ሙት የአዲስ አበባ ነዋሪ ሙቀቱ በዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች ተለክቶ ያው መስቀል አደባባይን ሊወርሱለት ዱብዱብ በማለት ላይ ናቸው። ለመሆኑ ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት አማራው ሲያሰማው የነበረው ጩኸት የት ደረሰ? ሁሉም ጭጭ፤ አይደል! እንዲያውም ግራኝ ይባስ ብሎ ኮሚሽነሩን በመገደል የአማራውን ወንድ ወኔ በድጋሚ ነጠቀው። አዎ! ከእነ ጄነራል አሳምነው ግድያ በኋላ ያየነው ነው። የዲያብሎስ ጭፍራው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድና አማካሪዎቹ በስነ-ልቦና ጨዋታው ተክነዋል።

Saint Abune Garima Monastery, Adwa, Tigray

After surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are now facing their most severe threat.

When a Canadian scholar first glimpsed the ancient Garima Gospels, carried carefully into the sunlight by monks in a mountain monastery in northern Ethiopia, the pages were tattered and crumbling.

“The parchment was so brittle that flakes fell to the ground at every turn,” wrote Michael Gervers, a historian at the University of Toronto, recalling his earliest encounter with the manuscript more than 20 years ago.

Even then he did not fully realize what he was seeing. Some experts now believe it could be the world’s oldest intact version of illuminated Christian scripture. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that its pages date back as early as the fifth century, making it one of the oldest manuscripts of any kind in the world. Its brilliant colours and stunning illustrations make it even more valuable to world culture.

Today, after surviving 1,500 years of human history in a remote monastery, the Garima Gospels are facing their most severe threat.

War has ripped through the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia for the past six months. Shelling, gunfire and looting have ravaged churches and monasteries across the region.

Historic manuscripts, along with church icons and silver crosses, are among the treasures that have been plundered by Eritrean and Ethiopian soldiers, raising global alarm for Tigray’s cultural heritage.

Cut off from the world by military clashes and telecommunications shutdowns, the fate of the Abba Garima monastery and its spectacular Garima Gospels is still unknown. But the area around the monastery is controlled by soldiers who have looted systematically since the start of the war. The fears are growing.

“It is chilling to many of us to think that these Gospels and other ancient artifacts are in the way of danger,” said Suleyman Dost, a professor in the Near Eastern and Judaic Studies department at Brandeis University in Massachusetts.

“These Gospels are not only among the earliest complete texts of the Christian scripture, but they also provide us with a rare glimpse into the language, religion and history of ancient Ethiopia,” he told The Globe and Mail in an e-mail.

“They are truly part of the world heritage and constitute indispensable sources for scholars of early Christianity, late antique Ethiopia and even early Islam.”

The Garima Gospels, bound and illustrated copies of the Four Gospels of the New Testament written in the classical Ethiopian language Ge’ez, are one of the treasures of the ancient Axumite kingdom, whose heartland is now engulfed by the war zone in Tigray.

“The war threatens countless invaluable remains from this period, including inscriptions, religious buildings and manuscripts that have been diligently preserved in monasteries for centuries,” Prof. Dost said.

The Axumite kingdom, whose territories extended across the Red Sea into modern-day Yemen, was one of the great cultural and economic empires of its time, a crossroads of early civilizations and one of the first states to accept Christianity as state religion, in the early fourth century, before even the Roman Empire. Its capital, Axum, is reputed by tradition to be the home of the Ark of the Covenant – another holy relic whose fate is unknown today.

“It was the one territory which retained its Christianity without external domination and has done so ever since,” Prof. Gervers said.

“It is the oldest free Christian culture in the world. And that culture was centred in what is now Eritrea and Tigray. The world is only at this point coming to recognize the importance of this area.”

The Garima Gospels are older than more famous Western manuscripts such as the Book of Kells, and a closer link to the original Greek gospels. “They are just amazing in their artistic expertise, incomparable even to early Gospel books that we have,” Prof. Gervers told The Globe in an interview. “They are of utmost importance to Christian culture as a whole. Their loss or displacement would be disastrous to the cultural heritage of Judeo-Christianity.”

Prof. Gervers has been documenting Ethiopian art and culture for decades, photographing historic church manuscripts and creating a unique database of about 70,000 digitized images, including the Garima Gospels. With no sign of the Tigray war ending soon, his database is becoming increasingly crucial. “We’re thankful that we were able to document so much of this over the past 30 years,” he said.

Among the most invaluable illustrations in the Garima Gospels, he said, are an unparalleled image of the evangelist Mark, and a rare image of a building that has been identified as the Old Temple in Jerusalem.

The war in Tigray has inflicted more destruction on Ethiopia’s religious and cultural heritage than anything since the invasions of Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, who burned churches and manuscripts across the country in the 16th century, Prof. Gervers said.

He and his colleagues are trying to monitor the antiquities markets, in case any looters try to sell the manuscripts. “It would be an offence to Christianity if the Garima Gospels ended up for sale somewhere.” Even worse, soldiers could simply burn the manuscripts “out of spite,” he said. But so far their fate is a mystery. “We haven’t heard a word about it.”

Wolbert Smidt, an ethnohistorian at Jena University in Germany who studies Ethiopian culture and history, said he has received reports of soldiers regularly searching churches and sometimes looting or burning church relics, including rare parchment manuscripts that were written by hand in late antiquity.

But there is still hope, he says. During conflicts of past centuries, the monks of Abba Garima carefully hid the Garima Gospels, possibly in mountain caves. Today there is a chance that the monks may have succeeded in hiding them again.

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Sec. Blinken Presses PM Abiy for Immediate, Full & Verifiable Withdrawal of Eritrean Troops From Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 26, 2021

Blinken presses Ethiopia’s Abiy on withdrawal of Eritreans from Tigray — End Hostilities Immediately

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday pressed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for troops from Eritrea involved in the Tigray conflict to be withdrawn “immediately, in full, and in a verifiable manner,” according to a statement.

Blinken said Eritrean forces and Amhara regional forces in the Tigray region are contributing to the growing humanitarian disaster and committing human rights abuses, according to a statement by U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price describing a phone call with Abiy.

“The Secretary also stressed the need for all parties to the conflict to end hostilities immediately,” Price said.

Washington said last week that it had seen no evidence of a troop withdrawal promised by both Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Blinken also expressed concern in the call about the humanitarian and human rights crisis in Ethiopia, including the growing risk of famine in the Tigray region, Price said.

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US Congressional Committee Threatens to Take Action Against Ethiopia if Tigray Crisis Continues

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 31, 2021

US Congress Calls for Sanctions Against Ethiopia Over Tigray

💭 አታላዮቹ የአፍሪቃ ቀንድ ወሮበሎች አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ኢሳያስ አፈወርቂ ዓለምን በማታለል የተካኑና ሌላ  የኖቤል ሽልማት በሲዖል ለመቀበል የሚሹ ዱርየዎች መሆናቸውን የአሜሪካ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት አባላት ደርሰውበታል።

💭 ይህን ዜና ያቀበለን የኤሚራቶች ሜዲያ በአሜሪካ ፈቃድ በትግራይ ሕዝብ ላይ የተጠቀሟቸውን ድሮኖች እንድንረሳቸው ለማድረግ እየሞከረ ይመስላል። ግን ኤሚራቶች የሠሩት ወንጀል አይረሳም፤ በዚህም ሆነ በዚያ ተገቢውን ዋጋ በቅርቡ ይከፍሏታል።

👉 የትግራይ ችግር ከቀጠለ የአሜሪካ ምክር ቤት ኮሚቴ በኢትዮጵያ ላይ እርምጃ እንደሚወስድ ዛተ

☆ ከሁለት የአሜሪካ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት አባላት የተላከው ደብዳቤ የቢደን አስተዳደር በትግራይ ላይ እርምጃ እንዲወስድ አሳስቧል።

☆ ባለፈው ሳምንት የኢትዮጵያ ጠቅላይ ሚኒስትር ዓብይ አህመድ በትግራይ ከመንግስቱ ጎን በመዋጋት ላይ የኤርትራ ወታደሮች መኖራቸውን አምኖ ከክልሉ ለመልቀቅ ቃል የገቡ ሲሆን እስካሁን ግን በዚያ አቅጣጫ እንቅስቃሴ አልተደረገም።

☆ “በዜጎች ላይ የተፈጸሙ ጭካኔዎችን እና ከባድ የሰብአዊ መብቶች ጥሰትን ፣ በጣም በጠነከረ መልክ እናወግዛለን ፣ አስገድዶ መድፈር ፣ ማሰቃየት ፣ በግዳጅ መፈናቀል እና መሰወር ፣ የዘር ማፅዳት ድርጊቶች ፣ ያለፍርድ ግድያ ፣ የህክምና ተቋማትን መዝረፍ እና ማውደም እንዲሁም የእርዳታ እገዳን መገደብ ፣ ሚስተር ሜክስ እና ሚስተር ማኩል በደብዳቤያቸው ላይ ጽፈዋል።

ደብዳቤው አክሎም “የግሎባል ማግኒትስኪ ባለሥልጣናትን እና ሌሎች ኢላማ የሆኑ ማዕቀቦችን ጨምሮ የ” ቢደን ”አስተዳደር ያሉትን ሁሉንም መሳሪያዎች እንዲጠቀም እናሳስባለን።

A letter from two members of the US House of Representatives is urging the Biden administration to take action on Tigray.

☆ Last week, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admitted to the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray fighting on the side of his government and committed to their withdrawal from the region, but so far there hasn’t been movement in that direction.

☆ “We condemn in the strongest possible terms reported atrocities and gross violations of human rights committed against civilians, including rape, torture, forced displacements and disappearances, acts of ethnic cleansing, extrajudicial killings, the looting and destruction of medical facilities and restricted access to aid,” Mr Meeks and Mr McCaul wrote in their letter.

☆ “We urge the [Biden] administration to utilise all available tools, including Global Magnitsky authorities and other targeted sanctions, to hold parties accountable for their actions and bring an end to this crisis,” the letter added.

Letter floats Magnitsky sanctions among other measures if the situation doesn’t improve

A letter from two members of the US House of Representatives is urging the Biden administration to take action on Tigray.

Congress placed increased pressure on the Biden administration over the pressing humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia this week, urging it to move more forcefully and impose sanctions on the involved parties, including Addis Ababa.

A bipartisan letter from Gregory Meeks, Democratic chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and ranking Republican member Michael McCaul was dispatched on Tuesday evening to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Secretary of Treasury Janet Yellen calling for sanctions on those fuelling the fighting in Tigray.

Ongoing fighting since November between Ethiopian troops and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front has left more than 50,000 dead and has displaced hundreds of thousands, according to Ethiopia’s three opposition parties.

The UN estimated on Tuesday that 2.2 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance, while human rights organisations have reported mass atrocities, incidents of rape and extrajudicial killings.

Last week, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed admitted to the presence of Eritrean troops in Tigray fighting on the side of his government and committed to their withdrawal from the region, but so far there hasn’t been movement in that direction.

Congress is urging the Biden administration to do more in its bid to end the fighting.

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms reported atrocities and gross violations of human rights committed against civilians, including rape, torture, forced displacements and disappearances, acts of ethnic cleansing, extrajudicial killings, the looting and destruction of medical facilities and restricted access to aid,” Mr Meeks and Mr McCaul wrote in their letter.

“We urge the [Biden] administration to utilise all available tools, including Global Magnitsky authorities and other targeted sanctions, to hold parties accountable for their actions and bring an end to this crisis,” the letter added.

The Magnitsky sanctions can be used to punish human rights abuses in accordance with the Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act passed by Congress in 2012.

The letter implicates all sides in such abuses and stresses that “additional targeted accountability measures cannot wait”.

It also threatens problems for the future of US-Ethiopia bilateral relations if the situation does not improve.

“While we remain committed to the important bilateral relationship between the United States and Ethiopia, this conflict jeopardises shared political, economic and security priorities,” the two representatives wrote.

The Biden administration delinked in February a suspension of $272 million in aid to Ethiopia for the Nile dam crisis and tied it instead to current “developments”, including the Tigray conflict.

Mr Blinken described the situation in Tigray as “ethnic cleansing” speaking to Congress in March, and on Tuesday he referenced sexual assaults and continued killings in the region.

“The report we’re releasing today shows that the trend lines on human rights continue to move in the wrong direction … We see it in the killings, sexual assaults and other atrocities credibly reported in Ethiopia’s Tigray region,” Mr Blinken said during the launch of the State Department’s annual human rights report.

Cameron Hudson, a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Africa Centre, argued that Washington is following a gradual approach in ratcheting up the pressure on Ethiopia.

“We [the US] have already suspended our development assistance and our security assistance. Those moves seem to have very little impact in changing [Addis Ababa’s] approach to the conflict in Tigray. The next level of pressure is clearly going to be direct punitive measures,” Mr Hudson told The National.

The letter, addressed to Mr Blinken and copied to Ms Yellen, is an indication of potential sanctions by the departments of State and Treasury.

“This likely will translate into sanctions unless Washington starts to see greater movement on the key issues it is asking for changes on, namely the withdrawal of Eritrean and Amhara forces, the launch of the international human rights investigation, unhindered humanitarian access and some sort of domestic political dialogue,” Mr Hudson said.

On the role of Treasury specifically, Mr Hudson, saw the possibility of the US delaying or denying third party aid to Ethiopia.

“The Treasury does two big things that affect US policy on Ethiopia: It administers US sanctions and it controls the US vote at the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) … The US has leverage in denying or delaying Ethiopia multilateral financing and assistance and not just bilateral assistance.”

In its report on Tuesday, the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said 2.2 million people are in need of aid and “approximately 1.3 million children need protective services and safe education­ in Tigray and neighbouring areas”.

The body expressed concern over reports of violations of human rights and rape in the Tigray region.

“There are more than 500 self-reported rape cases so far,” it said.

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Ethiopia | Civilians Massacred. Journalists Arrested. People Starving to Death.

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 4, 2021

Here’s a look at the turmoil in Tigray as the Security Council meets behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss it

Civilians massacred. Journalists arrested. People starving to death. Ethiopia’s government is under growing pressure to allow the world to see firsthand what has occurred in its embattled Tigray region as its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister rejects “partisan interventions.”

That pressure is expected to spike this month as the United States chairs the United Nations Security Council and addresses the first major African crisis of the Biden administration. Millions of dollars in aid to Ethiopia, a key security ally in the region, are at stake.

Here’s a look at the turmoil in Tigray as the Security Council meets behind closed doors on Thursday to discuss it:

WHAT ABOUT CIVILIANS MASSACRED?

Last month The Associated Press exposed the killing of an estimated 800 people in the city of Axum, citing several witnesses, and a week later Amnesty International reported “many hundreds” killed there, citing more than 40 witnesses. Soldiers from neighboring Eritrea, long an enemy of Tigray’s now-fugitive leaders, were blamed.

Ethiopia continues to deny the Eritreans’ presence, even as senior officials with the interim Tigray government that Ethiopia appointed are increasingly outspoken about them. There is growing concern that Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel in 2019 for making peace with Eritrea, has now teamed up with it in war. Eritrea called the AP story on Axum “outrageous lies.”

Amid the denials, untold thousands of civilians have been killed as Ethiopian and allied forces pursue the former Tigray leaders who once dominated Ethiopia’s government before Abiy took office in 2018. Each side came to regard each other as illegitimate, then turned to fighting.

Axum is far from the only massacre alleged in the Tigray conflict. More are now coming to light as telephone service resumes in the region and more people flee.

The Telegraph, citing witnesses, has reported one in Debre Abay. CNN, citing witnesses, has reported one in Dengelat. And Agence France-Presse further exposed the Dengelat killings during a rare visit to the scene.

On Thursday, U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said her office has corroborated information about incidents including “mass killings” in Axum and Dengelat, and warned of possible war crimes. Victims “must not be denied their rights to the truth and to justice,” she said, urging Ethiopia to let independent monitors into Tigray.

After U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken over the weekend issued the strongest statement yet from Washington on Tigray and spoke with Abiy this week, the prime minister’s office on Wednesday reversed its skeptical stance on the Axum massacre and said it was investigating “credible allegations” in the city and elsewhere in the region.

But human rights groups and others are calling for independent international investigations, ideally led by the U.N., arguing that a government accused of involvement in atrocities cannot effectively investigate itself.

CAN JOURNALISTS REPORT FROM TIGRAY?

Yes, at their peril. Ethiopia in recent days began allowing a limited number of foreign media outlets to visit Tigray — the AP did not receive permission — but several Ethiopian media workers with the outlets were quickly detained.

Even as it announced the limited media access, Ethiopia warned journalists to essentially behave themselves. The government’s statement on Wednesday said Ethiopian defense forces would “ensure the security” of journalists in the parts of Tigray under their control, but those who leave the areas do so at their own risk. And journalists who break national laws, “including by aiding and abetting criminal entities and perpetrators, will be held accountable.”

The Committee to Protect Journalists this week criticized Ethiopia’s actions, saying that “the scarcity of independent reporting coming out of Tigray during this conflict was already deeply alarming. Now, the Ethiopian military’s arrests of journalists and media workers will undoubtedly lead to fear and self-censorship.”

Without unhindered access to Tigray, it is challenging to determine the fate of an estimated 6 million people four months after the region was cut off from the world.

ARE PEOPLE STARVING TO DEATH?

Yes, according to local officials, though it’s not clear how many. While humanitarian aid to Tigray has increased in recent weeks, aid workers have said it is far from enough and some 80% of the region remains unreachable.

In the starkest warning yet, the Ethiopian Red Cross last month said if humanitarian access didn’t improve, thousands of people would be starving to death in a month, and tens of thousands in two months.

Ethiopia’s government on Wednesday said it had distributed food aid to some 3.8 million people, and it again asserted that humanitarian organizations now have unfettered access to Tigray.

But humanitarian workers say the reality is far different, citing obstacles from authorities and the insecurity. An access map published this week by the U.N. humanitarian agency showed much of Tigray inaccessible beyond major roads and cities.

The fighting, which is ongoing in parts of Tigray, erupted on the brink of harvest in the largely agricultural region and sent an untold number of people fleeing their homes. Witnesses have described widespread looting by Eritrean soldiers as well as the burning of crops, while forces from the neighboring Amhara region have reportedly occupied large parts of Tigray.

This week a senior interim Tigray official, Gebremeskel Kassa, told the BBC that “we are not able to know the whereabouts of a million people.”

The U.S. now says both the Eritreans and the Amhara forces should leave Tigray immediately.

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In Ethiopia’s Holy City of Axum 50 People ‘Live’ in a Small Box

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 4, 2021

በአስከፊ ሁኔታ ውስጥ ያሉ የትግራይ ቤተሰቦች እርዳታ ሲቀበሉ፡፡ 

❖❖❖በኢትዮጵያ ቅድስት ከተማ በአክሱም 50 ሰዎች በትንሽ ሣጥን ውስጥ ይኖራሉ?!❖❖❖

አሰቃቂ ጭፍጨፋ በተካሄደባትና ለመላው ኢትዮጵያውያን ክርስቲያኖች ቅዱስ በሆነችው ከተማ፤ ብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ቀዳማዊ ፓትርያርክ ርእሰ ሊቃነ ጳጳሳት ዘኢትዮጵያ ሊቀ ጳጳስ ዘአክሱም ወእጨጌ ዘመንበረ ተክለሃይማኖት በረሷት ብቸኛዋ ከተማቸው?😢😢😢

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የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ጂሃድ በአክሱም ጽዮን | ግራኝ ቀዳማዊ + ምኒልክ + ኃይለ ሥላስ + መንግስቱ + ግራኝ ዳግማዊ + ቤን አሚር

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 4, 2021

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉 መድኃኔ ዓለም

ይህ ነገር ከበድና ጠለቅ ያለ ነውና፤

አንድ አምላክ በሆኑ በአብ በወልድ በመንፈስ ቅዱስ ስም ንጹሕ ልዩ ክቡር ጽሩይ በሆኑ በሦስትነት ወይም በሥላሴ እያመንኩና እየተማጸንኩ ጠላቴ ሰይጣንን እክድሃለሁ። የሥላሴ ስም የሕሙማን መፈወሻ የክፉዎች አጋንንት ማባረሪያ፣ የአስማተኞችን ወይም የጠንቋዮችን ጥበብ የሚያጠፋና የሟርተኞችን መርዝ የሚያከሽፍ ነውና፤ ዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ በሥላሴ ስም ከአጠገባችን፣ ከሃገራችን እና ከሕዝባችን ይወገዱልን።

በመጀመሪያው ክፍል ገዳዩ መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ፥ በቀጣዩ የሲ.ኤን.ኤኗ ቤኪ አንደርሰን ያረጋግጡልናል። ድንቅ ነው!

666 አውሬው ከ1400 ዓመታት በፊት ከመካ መዲና በኤርታ አሌ በኩል አድርጎ ወደ ሃገረ ኢትዮጵያ ገባ። ለመስፈርም የመረጠው ቦታ አክሱም ጽዮንን (ውቅሮን) ነበር። ኢትዮጵያ ካስተናገደቻቸው እስከ ፳፯/27የሚጠጉት የውጭ ወረራዎች (የዛሬውን አካትቶ) ፳፬/24ቱ በትግራይ ክፍለ ሃገር የተካሄዱ ናቸው። ምክኒያቱ አንድ እና አንድ ነው፤ አውሬው ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን ለማጥፋት መሠረቷን አክሱም ጽዮንን ማናጋት እንዳለበት ስለሚያውቅ ነው። ይህን ሁሉ ዘመን አልተቻለውም፤ ወደፊትም አይቻለውም፤ እንዲያውም ይህ የመጨረሻው ሙከራ ነው። የትግራይ ምድርና ትክክለኛውን የተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን የሚከተለውና መንፈሳዊ የሆነውን ኢትዮጵያዊ ማንነትንና ምንነትን ይዞ የቆየው ሕዝቧ እንደ ሌሎቹ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ዘ-ስጋ የተቀየሩት ሕዝቦች የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ካላቸው ወራሪ ሕዝቦች ጋር ሳይዳቀል ስለኖረና ልክ እንደ እስራኤላውያን አይሁዶች እራሱን ከዲቃላነት ጠብቆ በመቆየቱ ነው። የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ወራሪዎች የትግራይን ሴቶች በመድፈር ላይ የሚገኙበት አንዱ ምክኒያት ይህ ከዲቃላ ነፃ የሆነው ማንነታቸው ቀናተኛውን፣ ምቀኛውንና፣ ገዳዩን አውሬ ስላስቆጣውና ስለረበሸው ነው። በሥላሴ ስም ዘሩ ሁሉ የተኮላሸበት ይሁን! ይህን ሃቅ ዋጥ እናድርገውና፤ ኢትዮጵያን እና ተዋሕዶ ክርስትናን ለማዳን ወደፊትም ይህ በሰሜኑ የኢትዮጵያ ክፍል የሚገኝ ኢትዮጵያ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነት ካላቸው የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ዘሮች ጋር ሳይዳቀል መኖር አለበት። (ይህን መዳን የሚፈልጉ የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ ዝርያዎች ሁሉ በትህትና ሊደግፉት ይገባል)። ዛሬ ሰሜን ኢትዮጵያውያን ብዙ መስዋዕት እየከፈሉበት ያሉበት ይህ የጂሃድ ጥቃት በጉን ከፍዬሎች ለአንዴና ለመጨረሻ ጊዜ የመለያ ዕድል ፈጥሮላቸዋልና፤ የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ መንፈስ ተሸካሚዎችን ማራቁ ተገቢ ነው። መዳቀሉ ኩነኔ ነው ወይንም የተዳቀሉ ሁሉ ፍዬሎች ናቸው ማለቴ አይደልም፤ ተዳቅለው ምርጥና ልዩ የሆኑ ወንድሞቼንና እኅቶቼን በቅርቡ አውቃለሁ፤ ነገር ግን እነርሱ ጥቂቶቹ በጣም ጠንካሮችና ጎበዞች ስለሆኑ ነው እንጅ አብዛኞቹ ዲቃላዎች በጣም ስለሚከብዳቸው በአቴቴ መንፈስ የመሰረቅና የመውደቅ ዕድላቸው በጣም ቀላል ስለሆነ ነው። ፃድቃኑ አባቶቻችን እነ አቡነ አረጋዊ፣ አቡነ ተክለ ሐይማኖት፣ አቡነ ኃብተ ማርያም፣ አቡነ አብዬ እግዚ ከእግዚአብሔር ቅዱሳን መላእክት ጋር ሆነው ከፍተኛ ውጊያ በአክሱም ጽዮን ዙሪያ በማካሄድ ላይ ናቸው። ትምህርት ይሆነን እና ጠላቶቻችንንም እናውቅ ዘንድ ነው ስቃያችንና መከራችን የበዛው እንጂ ፃድቃኑ እና ቅዱሳኑ ውጊያውን በደቂቃ የመጨረስ ኃይልም ብቃትም አላቸው።

👉 ከሺህ አራት መቶ ዓመታት በፊት የመካ እና መዲና ሰዎች የመሀመድን ሦስት የሴት አማልክት ይዘው ወደ አክሱም ጽዮን በመምጣት እንቁላሎቻቸውን በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ ፈለፈሉ፤ በሕንድ (በኢትዮጵያ) ውቂያኖስ ከማደጋስካርና ዛንዚባር አካባቢ የፈለሱት ጋሎች ደግሞ የአቴቴን እንቁላል ይዘው ወደ ደቡብ ኢትዮጵያ ገቡ። ሁለቱ የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚዎች አክሱም ጽዮንን በተለይ ላለፉት አምስት መቶ ዓመታት ከተዋጓት በኋላ ከመቶ ሃምሳ ዓመታት በፊት (ጣልያን፣ ቤልጂም እና ጀርመን እንደ ሃገር የተቋቋሙት ከ150 ዓመታት በፊት ነው) በዔዶማውያኑ ምዕራባውያን ረዳትነት ዛሬ የምናየውን መንግስታቸውን ከአድዋው ድል በኋላ አቋቋሙ። በኢትዮጵያ የነገሠችውን ፒኮኳን እናስታውሳት፤ ልክ እንደ አፄ ምኒሊክ የስጋ ማንነትና ምንነታቸው ያሸነፋቸውና በሆራ የዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ መንፈስ የተጠመቁት ኦሮሞው ንጉሥ አፄ ኃይለ ሥላሴ የሰዶሟን ፒኮክ ከነነፍሷ ወደ ቤተ መንግስት አስገቧት፤ በመፈጸሚያው ወቅት ደግሞ ኦሮሞው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ሃውልቷን አቆመላት።

ወደ ቪዲዮው እንመለስና፤

ቀይ ሽብር” በተሰኘው ለዋቄዮ-አላህ-አቴቴ የደም ግብር መስጫው “አብዮታዊ” ዘመን ገዳዩ መንግስቱ ኃይለ ማርያም ልክ ይህን የቤን አሚሮች ጎራዴ ሲመዝ “አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የተባለው የግራኝ ዝርያ ያለበት አውሬ በአቴቴ መንፈስ በበሻሻ ተፈጠረ።

ከፃድቃኑ አባቶቻችን ጎን እንደ ሲ.ኤን.ኤን ያሉ ሜዲያዎች የአቴቴን እርኩስ መንፈስ በማጋለጡ ረገድ ትልቅ አስተዋጽኦ በማድረግ ላይ ናቸው። ቪዲዮው ላይ የቀረበችው የሲ.ኤን.ኤን የረጅም ጊዜ ዘጋቢ ቤኪ አንደርሰን ለብዙ ዓመታት ቃል አቀባይ ሆና የምትሰራበት ቦታ አቡ ዳቢ/ Abu Dhabi/ UAE ነው። ኤሚራቶች ደግሞ በአክሱም ጽዮን ላይ ብዙ ግፍ ያደረሱ የሦስቱ የመሀመድ ሴት አማልክት እርኩስ ግዛት ናቸው።

👉 ቤን አሚር / Ben Amir (BA)

👉 አብዮት በሻሻ / Abyot Beshasha (AB – BA)

👉 ቤኪ አንደርሰን / Becky Anderson (BA)

👉 አቡ ዳቢ/ Abu Dhabi (AB – BA)

British Airways (BA) / የብሪታኒያ አየር መንገድ *(የብሪታኒያ ንግሥት የኤልሳቤጥ ፪ኛ ቅድመ አያት ኢትዮጵያዊ ዝርያ እንዳለበት ይነገራል – የንግሥቲቱ ኢትዮጵያዊቷ ሴት አያቷ ለምጻም ነበረች ይባላል። አቴቴ?

👉 የወራሪዎቹ የዋቄዮአላህ ጋሎች እና አረቦች ግልጽ ሀበሻን የማጥፋት ሤራ

ጥቅምት ፳፪/፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ./ ኡራኤል – November 1, 2020

የሱዳን ሉዓላዊ የሽግግር ምክር ቤት ሊቀመንበር ጄኔራል አብዱልፈታህ አል-ቡርሃን አዲስ አበባ ገባ ፤ በግራኞች አብዮት አህመድ እና ሽመልስ አብዲሳ ታጅቦ የጋሎችን ካባ፣ ሰይፍ፣ ጦርና ጋሻ ተሸለመ ፤ “ሕዳሴ ግድብ ኬኛ!” አሉ።

🔥 የአሕዛብ አምላክ ትንሳዔ (Reincarnation)

ፒኮክ የአሕዛብ አምላክ ትንሳዔ | የጌታን ትንሣኤ በሰዶምና ጎሞራ ትንሳዔ የመተካት ዲያብሎሳዊ ሤራ

በስቅለት ዕለት በኢትዮጵያ ሰማይ የማርያም መቀንት፡ “ለዋው! ውጤት” ብቻ የታየን ይመስለናልን? በትንሣኤ ዕለት ሕፃናትን ቤተ ክርስቲያን ውስጥ መርዘው የገደሏቸው እንዲያው ባጋጣሚና በስህተት ይመስለናልን? ዐቢይ ፒኮክ አህመድ የአቴቴን እህት፤ የትንሳዔ ምልክት የሆነችውን ግራኙን የሕንዱን አምላክ ሺቫን ፒኮክ በትንሣኤው ዕለት ብቅ ያደረጋትስ በአጋጣሚ ይመስለናልን?

👉 “የመስቀሉ ጠላቶች መጀመሪያ በሬውን፣ ቀጥሎ የአቴቴ ኤሬቻን፣ ከዚያ ቡልዶዘሩን”

አላህ የሚለው ስም የጨረቃ አምላክ የግል መጠሪያ ስሙ ነበር፡፡…የጨረቃው አምላክ አላህ-ከፀሐይዋ አምላክ ጋር ተጋባ፡፡ ሁለቱ በአንድነትም “የአላህ (ሴት) ልጆች” የተባሉ ሦስት አማልክትን አስገኙ፡፡ እነዚህ ሦስት አማልክትም አልላትአልኡዛ እና አልማናት ይባሉ ነበር፡፡

👉 መቅሰፍቱን ያመጡት ሦስቱ የዋቄዮአላህ ሴት ልጆች ናቸው

ከእስልምና መምጣት በፊት ዐረቦች ብዙ ወንድና ሴት አማልክትን ያመልኩ ነበር፡፡ እያንዳንዱ ጎሳም የራሱ “አምላክ” ነበረው፡፡ በዛን ዘመን “አላህ” የሚታወቀው የጨረቃ አምላክ ተብሎ የነበረ ሲሆን፣ ሕዝቡን ከአላህ ጋር የሚያማልዱ ናቸው ተብለው ይታመኑ የነበሩ ሦስት ልጆች ነበሩት፡፡ እነዚህ የጨረቃው አምላክ አላህ-ከፀሐይዋ አምላክ ጋር ተጋብቶ ያስገኛቸው ልጆች በአንድነትም “የአላህ (ሴት) ልጆች” የተባሉ ሦስት አማልክት ስምም፦

👉 አልላት

👉 አልኡዛ

👉 አልመናት

ነበር፡፡

🔥 ለእባብ መርዝ መድኃኒቱ የራሱ የእባቡ መርዝ ነው!

❖❖❖ ፃድቃኑ አባቶቻችን አቡነ/Abune (AB) ተክለሃይማኖት እና አቡነ አብዬ /Ab’bye (AB) ይህን የአቴቴ ችግኝ ከሃገረ ኢትዮጵያ በአፋጣኝ ይንቀሉልን!❖❖❖

[ኦሪት ዘዳግም ምዕራፍ ፲፰]

፱ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር ወደሚሰጥህ ምድር በገባህ ጊዜ እነዚያ አሕዛብ የሚያደርጉትን ርኵሰት ታደርግ ዘንድ አትማር።

፲ ወንድ ልጁን ሴት ልጁን በእሳት የሚያሳልፍ፥ ምዋርተኛም፥ ሞራ ገላጭም፥

፲፩ አስማተኛም፥ መተተኛም፥ በድግምት የሚጠነቍልም፥ መናፍስትንም የሚጠራ፥ ጠንቋይም፥ ሙታን ሳቢም በአንተ ዘንድ አይገኝ።

፲፪ ይህንም የሚያደርግ ሁሉ በእግዚአብሔር ፊት የተጠላ ነው፤ ስለዚህም ርኵሰት አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር ከፊትህ ያሳድዳቸዋል።

፲፫ አንተ ግን በአምላክህ በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ፍጹም ሁን።

፲፬ የምትወርሳቸው እነዚህ አሕዛብ ሞራ ገላጮችንና ምዋርተኞችን ያዳምጣሉ፤ አንተ ግን እንዲሁ ታደርግ ዘንድ አምላክህ እግዚአብሔር ከልክሎሃል።

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A Bid ‘to Exterminate Us’: Tigrayans Recount Massacre By Eritrean Troops at The Dengolat Maryam Monastery

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 3, 2021

እኛን ለማጥፋት “ጨረታ” | የትግራይ ተወላጆች በደንጎላት ማርያም ገዳም በኤርትራ ወታደሮች የተፈጸመውን ጭፍጨፋ ተናገሩ

👉 ገብርኤል 👉 ማርያም 👉 ኡራኤል 👉 ጊዮርጊስ 👉 ተክለ ሐይማኖት 👉 ዮሴፍ 👉መድኃኔ ዓለም

ይህ በክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያ ላይ 🔥ጂሃድ መሆኑን በድጋሚ አረጋግጦልናል

🔥 Now it’s confirmed, it’s Jihad Against ❖ Christian Ethiopia

ይህን በቦታው ተገኝቶ ያቀረበልን የፈረንሳዩ የዜና ወኪል ኤ. ኤፍ. ፒ ነው። እንግዲህ ነጥብጣቦቹን እናገናኛቸው፤ ከአረመኔው ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የዋቄዮ-አላህ አህዛብ (ሰ) አራዊት ጎን ተሰልፈው በመጨፍጨፍ ላይ ያሉት የኤርትራ (ሰ)አራዊት አባላት አረብኛን የሚናገሩና ባህላዊ የፊት ጠባሳ ያለባቸው መሀመዳውያኑ የቤን አሚር ሰዎች መሆናቸውን በቀላሉ ማየት የለብንም። ይህ ለረጅም ጊዜ ተጠንቶበት የሚካሄድና ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በፊትም በተመሳሳይ መልክ ሲካሄድ የነበረ ጂሃድ ነው። ባለፈው ሳምንት የአክሱም ጽዮንን የጅምላ ጭፍጨፋ አስመልክቶ 👉 አምነስቲ ኢንተርናሽናል ባወጣው መረጃ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ እና ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ ከአንድ ሺህ በላይ ለሚሆኑት የአክሱም ሰማዕታት ጭፍጨፋ የላኳቸው “ቤን አሚር” የተባሉትን መሀመዳውያኑን ነው። በትግራይ የተገደለውን ወገናችንን ስም ዝርዝር ስናይ እያንዳንዱ የክርስቲያን ስም ሆኖ እናገኘዋለን። በአጋጣሚ አንድ ሁለት የሙስሊሞች ስም ልናገኝ እንችላለን፤ ነገር ግን 99.9 % የተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ስም ነው። 98% የትግራይ  ነዋሪ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያን መሆኑ 666 አውሬውን በጣም ስላስቆጣው ጥቃቱን በአክሱም ጽዮን እና በጥንታውያኑ ገዳማት ላይ ፈጸመ። ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ጀምሮ የአውሬው አርበኞች “በአክሱም መስጊድ ካልሰራን” ሲሉ ነበር። በሌላ በኩል ባለፉት ሃያ ዓመታት ራሻይዳ የተባሉት መጤ አረብ መሀመዳውያን በሱዳንና በግብጽ የትግራዋይን (ኤርትራውያንን) ኩላሊቶችና መቅኒዎች ለአረቦችና ቱርኮች ይሸጡ እንደነበር/ዛሬም እየሸጡ እንደሆነ አብረን እናስታውሰው።

❖❖❖በደንጎላት ፻፷፬ /164 ክርስቲያኖች በአህዛብ ተገድለው ሰማዕትነትን ተቀበሉ❖❖❖

💭 “ይህንን ለማየት ከኖርኩ መሞትን እመርጣለሁ፡፡”

💭 “የሰብዓዊ መብት ተሟጋች ድርጅቶች በትግራይ የተከሰተው ጥቃት እጅግ አስከፊው ምሳሌ ከመሆኑ ይልቅ በዳንጎላት የተከሰተው አስቃቂ ሁኔታ በብዙ ቦታዎች የተለመደ ሊሆን ይችላል ብለው ይፈራሉ፡፡”

💭 በትግራይ ውስጥ በጣም ብዙ የጥቃት እና የእልቂት ቦታዎች አሉ። መጠነ ሰፊው ገና አልታወቀም።

💭 “በሁለቱም ቦታዎች (አክሱም + ደንጎላት) የሚገኙ የትግራይ ተወላጆች የወንጀለኞቹን ብሄረሰብ አላሳሳተንም አውቀነዋል ሲሉ ተናግረዋል፤ ከቋንቋ ድምፃቸው በተጨማሪ ለኤርትራው ቤን አሚር ብሄረሰብ ብቻ የሚደረጉትን የፊት ጠባሳዎች አንስተዋል፡፡”

💭 “የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ከሄዱ በኋላ ገብረማሪያም እና ሌሎች የዴንጎላት ነዋሪዎች የጅምላ መቃብሮችን ደማቅ የሰማያዊ ቀለም ምልክት በማድረግ የተወሰኑትን ድንጋዮች ቀለም ቀቧቸው፡፡ እኛ በዚያ መንገድ ሳተላይት ሊያያቸው ይችላል ብለን ስላሰብን

💭 “በደንጎላት በሚገኘው የኦርቶዶክስ ቤተክርስቲያን ካህን ካህሱ ገብረህይወት የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ መሪዎች እንኳን ግድያውን እያወገዙ ባለመሆኑ በሐዘን ተሞልተው፤ የፌደራል መንግስቱ ምንም እንዳትሉ ብሏቸው ይሆናል፡፡ ምዕመናን ሲገደሉ ምንም ነገር አለመናገራቸው ይህ ለህይወታቸው ምን ያህል እንደሚፈሩ የሚያሳይ ምልክት ነው” በማለት ካህን ካህሱ ወደ ቤተክርስቲያኗ አመራሮች አመልክተዋል፡፡ ግን መጽሐፍ ቅዱስ እንደሚነግረን በሰዎች ላይ መጥፎ ነገር ሲከሰት ካዩ መጸለይ ያስፈልግዎታል ግን መናገርም ያስፈልግዎታል፡፡”

❖❖❖164 Christians Were Martyred at The Dengolat Maryam Monastery by The Muslim Ben Amir Eritreans❖❖❖

💭 “I’d rather die than have lived to see this,”

💭 “Human rights groups fear that instead of an extreme example of the violence in Tigray, what happened in Dengolat could turn out to be disturbingly typical.”

💭“There are so many spots of violence and massacres in Tigray. The full scale is yet to be known,”

💭 “Tigrayans in both places have said there was no mistaking the nationality of the perpetrators: In addition to their accents, they cited facial scars specific to Eritrea’s Ben Amir ethnic group.”

💭 “After the Eritrean soldiers left, Gebremariam and other Dengolat residents painted some of the stones marking the mass graves a bright sky blue. We thought that way maybe a satellite could see them”

💭 “Kahsu Gebrehiwot, a priest at the Orthodox church in Dengolat, bemoaned the fact that not even Ethiopia’s Orthodox leaders were denouncing the killings, to say nothing of the federal government.”

“When people are dying and they are saying nothing, that’s a sign that they fear for their lives,” Kahsu said, referring to the church leadership.

“But as the Bible tells us, if you see something bad happening to people, you need to pray, but you also need to speak.”

Massacre at The Maryam Dengolat Monastery | ስለ ጥንታዊው ደንገላት ቅድስት ማርያም ገዳም ጭፍጨፋ | AFP

It was well before noon, yet Beyenesh Tekleyohannes’s house had already been buzzing for hours: more than 30 guests were singing, praying and sharing plates of shiro stew and lentils in honour of a major Orthodox Christian holiday.

The atmosphere on that November day was so lively that no one noticed the Eritrean troops approaching on foot down the winding dirt road into Dengolat, a village in northern Ethiopia’s Tigray region, until it was too late.

Wearing military uniforms and speaking in an Eritrean dialect of the Tigrinya language, the soldiers forced all the guests inside, yanked out the men and boys and marched them to a sun-scorched patch of earth down the hill.

Beyenesh heard the first gunshots as she fled in the opposite direction to safety, and immediately feared the worst for her male loved ones down below: her husband, two adult sons and two nephews.

When she emerged from hiding three days later, Beyenesh discovered all five had perished in the massacre.

The soldiers had tied their hands with belts and ropes and shot them in the head.

“I’d rather die than have lived to see this,” Beyenesh told AFP, tears rolling down her face as she described how the annual festival of Saint Mary turned into a bloodbath.

Local church officials say 164 civilians were killed in Dengolat, with most of the deaths occurring on November 30, one day after the festival.

That makes it one of the worst known atrocities in the ongoing conflict in Tigray.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government has tightly restricted humanitarian and media access to the region, and for nearly three months Dengolat residents despaired of sharing their story with the world.

AFP reached Dengolat last week, interviewing survivors and viewing mass graves that now dot the village, a collection of stone houses surrounded by Tigray’s signature steep rock escarpments.

Human rights groups fear that instead of an extreme example of the violence in Tigray, what happened in Dengolat could turn out to be disturbingly typical.

“There are so many spots of violence and massacres in Tigray. The full scale is yet to be known,” said Fisseha Tekle, Ethiopia researcher for Amnesty International.

“That’s why we are asking for a UN-led investigation. The details of the atrocities need to come out, and accountability should follow.”

So far only Addis Ababa has said it is probing “alleged crimes” in the region.

– No mistaking Eritreans –

Abiy — who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 — announced military operations in Tigray four weeks before the festival, saying they came in response to attacks by Tigray’s longtime ruling party on federal army camps.

The powerful Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) dominated Ethiopian politics for decades, and tensions had soared with Abiy after he took office in 2018 and was accused of sidelining the party.

As the war drags on and reports of atrocities mount, soldiers from neighbouring Eritrea, widely reported to be backing up Ethiopian troops, are often fingered as culprits.

Addis Ababa and Asmara deny Eritrea’s military is present in Tigray at all.

Last week Amnesty published a report detailing how Eritrean troops “systematically killed hundreds of unarmed civilians” in the Tigrayan city of Axum, also in November 2020.

Tigrayans in both places have said there was no mistaking the nationality of the perpetrators: In addition to their accents, they cited facial scars specific to Eritrea’s Ben Amir ethnic group.

Dengolat survivor Tamrat Kidanu, 66, told AFP he was walking to his maize fields the morning the Eritreans arrived, and was shot in the right thigh.

Unable to move, he lay on the ground and listened as the soldiers mowed down other men, including his recently married 26-year-old son.

Two decades ago, when the TPLF dominated the central government, Eritrea and Ethiopia fought a brutal border war that left tens of thousands dead.

Many Tigrayans including Tamrat see Eritrean soldiers’ present-day conduct as a form of revenge.

“This kind of crime is to exterminate us, to humiliate us,” Tamrat said from his hospital bed in the regional capital Maekkaelle, where he is unable to sit up without the aid of a rope.

– Church under fire –

As Eritrean soldiers fired on men in the centre of Dengolat, hundreds of other civilians cowered in terror in a centuries-old Orthodox church up in the mountains.

The soldiers soon warned, though, that the church would be shelled if the men didn’t walk out and surrender.

Some tried to flee higher into the mountains, but Eritrean soldiers shot them dead before they could get very far.

Gebremariam, 30, who requested his name be changed for fear of reprisals, was among the few who turned himself over to the Eritreans.

He was tasked with helping to bury the dead, transporting the bodies — their heads blasted open by bullets — on a makeshift stretcher to mass grave sites.

Standing before one of the sites, situated behind a cluster of cacti, Gebremariam scoffed at officials’ claims that the conflict has involved minimal civilian harm.

“What you see in front of you proves that is a lie,” he said.

– ‘You need to speak’ –

Dengolat residents have had few chances to tell the story of the massacre.

After the Eritrean soldiers left, Gebremariam and other Dengolat residents painted some of the stones marking the mass graves a bright sky blue.

“We thought that way maybe a satellite could see them,” Gebremariam said.

When a team of AFP journalists arrived in the village, dozens of men and women rushed out, some clutching framed photographs of their dead relatives.

As women wept and pounded the ground, some crying out the names of their dead sons, men sobbed into scarves pulled over their faces.

Kahsu Gebrehiwot, a priest at the Orthodox church in Dengolat, bemoaned the fact that not even Ethiopia’s Orthodox leaders were denouncing the killings, to say nothing of the federal government.

“When people are dying and they are saying nothing, that’s a sign that they fear for their lives,” Kahsu said, referring to the church leadership.

“But as the Bible tells us, if you see something bad happening to people, you need to pray, but you also need to speak.”

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U.S. Presses Ethiopia to End Tigray Violence, Protect Civilians

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 2, 2021

Blinken Speaks With Ethiopian Leader About Human Rights Concerns in Tigray

Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday spoke with Ethiopia’s prime minister to express concerns over escalating violence and human rights violations in the country’s Tigray region and offer U.S. assistance to help resolve the conflict.

Blinken urged Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “to take immediate, concrete steps to protect civilians, including refugees, and to prevent further violence,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. “Secretary Blinken also asked that the Government of Ethiopia work with the international community to facilitate independent, international, and credible investigations into reported human rights abuses and violations and to hold those responsible accountable.”

The secretary also reiterated calls for the immediate withdrawal from Tigray of Eritrean forces and forces from the region of Amhara in northwest Ethiopia, according to Price.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Earlier this week, Ethiopia criticized Blinken for seeking a withdrawal of outside forces from Tigray.

“It should be clear that such matters are the sole responsibility of the Ethiopian government,” Ethiopia’s foreign ministry said in a statement issued Sunday, according to The Associated Press. The statement added that no foreign country should try to “dictate a sovereign nation’s internal affairs.”

Ethiopian federal forces in recent weeks have routed Tigray opposition figures from the region that in November sought to put its own leaders in regional government positions, against the wishes of the central government in the capital Addis Ababa.

Abiy, who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 for reaching a peace agreement with neighboring Eritrea after 16 years of war, has come under international scrutiny for his government’s actions in Tigray.

The United Nations recently said that the humanitarian situation in Tigray is critical amid intensified fighting, with nearly 100,000 displaced and 1.3 million people in need of aid because of the conflict.

The conflict has drawn international concern over the fate of vulnerable civilians and refugees, as well as condemnation over reported atrocities.

Last week, Amnesty International and The Associated Press published new findings that Eritrean forces, allied with the Ethiopian army, instituted a brutal massacre in the Tigray city of Axum in late November, considered one of the holiest cities in Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity.

Amnesty International said in the report that “many hundreds” were killed in the city by the Eritrean army that engaged in widespread looting and extrajudicial killings, “deliberately and wantonly” shooting at civilians during the worst of the violence.

The AP estimated that between 300 and 800 people were likely killed, and that bodies lay in the streets for days as Eritrean forces barred residents from collecting their loved ones.

Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said the U.S. would raise the issue of alleviating humanitarian concerns in Ethiopia this month under its leadership of the U.N. Security Council.

Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, also responded to the massacre reports calling for “decisive action” by the Biden administration to hold those accountable for any atrocities committed.

“The horrors detailed in the reports coming out of the Tigray region are incredibly concerning and I am looking into them further,” he said in a statement last week.

“For far too long, the government of Ethiopia and other armed actors have blocked access by journalists and independent monitors to investigate these chilling accounts. I urge the Biden Administration to take decisive action to hold those accountable for any atrocities committed.”

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ለኢሳያስና አብዮት ምርኮኛ ወታደሮች ርህራሄ ያሳዩት ትክክለኛዎቹ የአድዋ ኢትዮጵያውያን እነዚህ ናቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on March 2, 2021

ግራኝ አደዋን ለባዕድ ወራሪ ኃይል ሰጥቶ እያስጨፈጨፋት ነው

ግራኝ ሱዳን ወደ ጎንደር እንድተገሰስ በአደዋ ክብረ በዓል ዕለት ፈቀደላት

አሜሪካ በአደዋ ክብረ በዓል ዕለት በግራኝ ላይ ግፊት አደረገች

👉 ልዩነቱ ይህ ነው፤

በትግራይ ሰራዊት የተማርኩትን የኢሳያስና አብዮት ቅጥረኛ ወታደሮች (ስንት እናት ልጇን እየጠበቀች ታለቅስ ይሆን?) እንዳይገሏቸው የአደዋ ልጆች መቀየሪያ ልብስ ሰጥተው ሲደብቋቸው። ይህን ሊያደርጉ እንደሚችሉ አምናቸዋለሁ።

የአባይ ግድብ ሁለተኛ አድዋችን ነው!” ምናምን የሚል መፈክር ዛሬ በተከበረው በዓል ላይ አይቼ ነበር። እውነቱ ግን የዓድዋ ድል እና የኣባይ ግድብ የሚያመሳስላቸው ሰሪው የአድዋ ልጅ አክባሪው ከሃዲው ትውልድ መሆኑ ነው።

የአድዋን ህዝብ እየጨፈጨፉ፣ አደዋን ለባዕድ የአህዛብና ጣልያን ቅጥረኛ አስረክቦ፣ ሆን ብሎ በዛሬው ዕለት ሱዳንን ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ግዛት ጠልቃ እንድትገባ ት ዕዛዝ ሰጥቶ የአድዋ ድል እናከብራለን ብሎ በግብዝነት ሲወጣ እንደማየት የሚያሳፍርና የሚያስቆጣ ነገር አይኖርም።

እንዲያውም ከደቂቃዎች በፊት ልክ በዚሁ በአደዋው ድል የቅዱስ ጊዮርጊስ ዕለት የዩናይትድ ስቴትስ ውጭ ጉዳይ ሚኒስትር አንቶኒ ብሊንኬን ማክሰኞ በትግራይ ክልል የተካሄደውን ጦርነት ለማቆም በአረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ላይ ጠበቅ ያለ ግፊት አደረጉ ፣ “የጭካኔ ድርጊቶች እና የሰብአዊ መብት ጥሰቶች እና የመብት ጥሰቶች የሚታመኑ ዘገባዎች አሉን”በማለት ጠቅሰዋል፡፡ የአድዋው ድል በሚከበርበት ዕለት ይህ ማስጠንቀቂያ ከባዕድ ሃገር መምጣቱ እራሱ ኢትዮጵያ ምን ያህል እንደተዋረደች ነው የሚጠቁመን። የህልመኛው ግራኝ ተልዕኮ ኢትዮጵያን አዋርዶና ፈረካክሶ የኦሮሚያ ኩሽ ሪፐብሊክን መመስረት አይደል። ማለም ይፈቀዳል፤ ግን ይህ ቆሻሻ ከእነ ዘር ማንዘሩ በቅርቡ በእሳት እንደሚጠረግ እርግጠኛ ነኝ!

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