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‘At Least’ 78 Priests ‘Massacred’ in One Zone of Tigray | በትግራይ አንድ ዞን ‹ቢያንስ› ፸፰/78 ካህናት ‹ተጨፍጭፈዋል›

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2021

…leaked letter claims.

12 Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers barged into the sacred room of the church. “They entered the holy room with their shoes. They shouted over us saying; ‘You are our enemies because you have comforted and preached to the villagers that this shall pass.”

፲፪/12 የኢትዮጵያ እና የኤርትራ ወታደሮች ከነጫማቸው ወደ ቤተ መቅደሱ ገቡ። ከዚያም ጮኹብን ‘እናንተ ጠላቶቻችን ናችሁ ምክንያቱም የመንደሩ ነዋሪዎችን ስላጽናናችሁ እና ስለ ሰበካችሁ ነው። አሁን ግን ይህ አብቅቷል!”

💭 Very sad, nevertheless Great reporting, dear Lucy Kassa – many blessings to you. Please to have a detailed one-on-one interview with His Holiness, Abune Matthias. A golden opportunity for us all! Please, if you could!

💭 በጣም አሳዛኝ ነው፤ ቢሆንም ታላቅ ዘገባ ውድ ሉሲ ካሳ ፥ ብዙ በረከቶችን እንመጭልሻለን። ሱሲ፤ ከብፁዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስ ጋር ዝርዝር እና አንድ-ለአንድ የሆነ ቃለ ምልልስ ለማድረግ ብትችይ በጎ ይሆን ነበር፡፡ ለሁላችንም ወርቃማ እድል ነው! እባክሽ ከቻልሽ ፍጠኚ!

The document, obtained exclusively by the Telegraph, claims a number of mass killings have taken place over the last five months

At least 78 priests were ‘massacred’ in one zone of Tigray, according to an official church letter leaked to the Telegraph.

The letter, which was addressed to the Synod of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, says that “priests, deacons, choristers, and monks” have been “massacred” over the last five months.

Half a dozen survivors confirmed the news to this newspaper and said that both Ethiopian national army soldiers and Eritrean troops went into their holy spaces across southeast Tigray and “shot them down”.

Ethiopia has been wracked by a horrific civil war since the Nobel Peace Prize winner Abiy Ahmed sent his national army into the mountainous northern region of Tigray to oust the powerful regional government there on November 4.

The news comes several days after a video was smuggled out of the country showing the head of Ethiopia’s Orthodox Church Abune Mathias condemning what he calls a ‘genocide’ being committed on the ethnic Tigrayan people by the Ethiopian state.

The conflict has released an almighty humanitarian crisis and neither priests nor religious sites have not been spared.

Centuries-old monasteries and mosques, including the 6th century Debre Damo monastery and Al-Nejashi, Africa’s first Mosque, have been looted and bombed by Eritrean troops who are allied to Ethiopia’s government in Addis Ababa.

The stamped letter was sent on April 15 and lists the number of clergymen killed over the past five months in the church administrations.

Priests who survived the killings told the Telegraph the number of dead clergymen could be much higher than 78.

Gergera Maryam, Adi’Zeban Karagiorgis, Kidanemihret Bosa, Taksa and the monastery of Da Abune Ayzgi are some of the churches where churchmen were massacred, according to witnesses.

Kahsay* and his deacon son Halfom* fled their homes to the nearby mountains of Seharti after receiving news that the Eritrean and Ethiopian troops were raiding churches.

Two days later, Halfom returned back to the church in their village to see if the situation had improved. “I begged my son not to go back. He promised me he would return. But he did not return. The Eritrean soldiers killed my son” says Kahsay, an old man. “I learned a week later the villagers picked up my son’s body. I did not attend his burial. He was only 25.”

In Ethiopian Orthodox tradition, many priests and deacons gather in churchyards to celebrate Saints’ Celebration days.

Three witnesses told the Telegraph that Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers specifically target these celebration days to execute members of the church.

“In the afternoon of January 9, there were many of us in the church of Adi’Zeban Karagiorgis. We were there to celebrate the birth of the Virgin Mary,” one witness who asked to remain anonymous, said. “Suddenly, eight Ethiopian soldiers entered the churchyard. The soldiers picked 12 young deacons between the ages of 15 and 20. They took them out and shot them down,” he says.

Hadera*, an old priest, survived a massacre at the church of Gergera Da Mariam. He says there have been various killings and massacres since early December 2020.

The 76-year-old says he was praying on February 1 when 12 Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers barged into the sacred room of the church.

“They entered the holy room with their shoes. They shouted over us saying; ‘You are our enemies because you have comforted and preached to the villagers that this shall pass. You should not have done that,” recounts Hadera.

“There were six priests in the room. They shot us all and left the church. My friends died. It is nothing short of a miracle I survived.”

The Telegraph approached Eritrea’s information minister, Yemane Gebremeskel and spokeswoman of the Ethiopian Prime Minister office Billene Seyoum for comment. Neither had replied at the time of going to press.

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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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