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Three MSF Employees ‘Brutally Murdered’ in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

የ፴፭/35 ዓመቷ ስፓኒያዊቷ ማሪያ ሄርናንዴዝ በመሰቃየት ላይ ያለውን ሕዝባችንን ለማገልገል የሃገሯን ምቾት እና የቤተሰቦቿን ፍቅር ትታ ከማድሪድ ወደ ኢትዮጵያ ብትሄድ እንዲህ የአውሬው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ የግድያ ሰለባ ሆነች። 😈 ይህ አረመኔ የዲያብሎስ ጭፍራ ሕጻናትን ይገድላል፣ ሴቶችን ይገድላል፣ ሕፃናትንና ሴቶችን ያስደፍራል፣ ቀሳውስትንና ካህናትን ይገድላል፣ በመኝታ ላይ ያሉ ንጹሐንን ይገድላል፣ መስዋዕት ከፍለው የመጡትን የውጭ ሃገር እንግዶችን ይገድላል።

 “ማሪያ/ ማሪያም” የሚለውን ቅዱስ ስም መስጠት ቢፈቀድ የሚገባቸው እንደርሷ ያሉ ልዩ ሴቶች ነው። 

😠😠😠 😢😢😢

✞✞✞ ነፍሳቸውን ይማርላቸው! Q. D. E. P – Descanse en Paz! R.I.P

Three employees working for the Spanish branch of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were killed by unknown assailants in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, the medical charity said on Friday.

MSF-Spain lost contact with a vehicle carrying the team on Thursday afternoon, it said in a statement. “This morning the vehicle was found empty and a few metres away, their lifeless bodies.”

“We condemn this attack on our colleagues in the strongest possible terms and will be relentless in understanding what happened,” the statement said.

It identified the victims as emergency co-ordinator Maria Hernandez, 35, from Madrid, assistant co-ordinator Yohannes Halefom Reda, 31, from Ethiopia, and their Ethiopian driver Tedros Gebremariam Gebremichael, also 31.

They are among at least 12 aid workers reported killed since fighting broke out in November between Ethiopia’s military and forces loyal to the region’s former ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). The conflict has killed thousands of people and displaced more than 2 million.

Ethiopia’s foreign ministry sent condolences via Twitter, but said it had been urging aid agencies to secure military escorts in the area. The ministry said TPLF forces were active in the town of Abiy Addi where the attack occurred. MSF did not confirm the location.

A TPLF spokesman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Spain’s foreign ministry said it was engaging with the aid agency and the Ethiopian government on the attack.

“A heartfelt hug to the family and colleagues of Maria … who has been murdered in Ethiopia where she was helping the population,” tweeted Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who also sent condolences to the families of Yohannes and Tedros.

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WHO’s Dr. Tedros Says Victims of Ethiopia Air Strike Denied Access to Medical Care

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus accused authorities in Ethiopia on Friday of blocking ambulances from reaching scores of victims of an air strike this week, a rare case of speaking out in his official capacity about the conflict in his homeland.

Tedros, who is an ethnic Tigrayan and former Ethiopian Cabinet minister, referred in his opening remarks at a WHO briefing to the air strike this week which hit a crowded market in his native region. The federal government has been waging war against fighters loyal to the former regional authorities since last year.

Ambulances were blocked for more than a day from attending the scene and evacuating the wounded for medical care,” Tedros said.

WHO is currently providing life-saving trauma and surgical supplies to a hospital that is treating survivors who were able to reach care,” Tedros said. “Attacks on civilians anywhere are completely unacceptable and so is denying them access to immediate care, because we lose lives.”

Tedros has occasionally tweeted about the conflict in Tigray, but has rarely mentioned it while speaking publicly in his official capacity as head of the WHO.

Ethiopia’s government has accused him in the past of supporting its opponents in the Tigray conflict, the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front, which he previously represented as Ethiopia’s health minister and foreign minister.

Ethiopia’s military has denied that any civilians were among those killed in the air strike on the town of Togoga near the regional capital Mekelle. A military spokesman said on Thursday that all those struck were combatants, wearing civilian clothes.

Residents and doctors, however, have said that women and children were among the dead and wounded. A health official working on the response to the air strike said on Friday the death toll had risen to 64 killed, with 180 other people wounded.

The incident was one of the deadliest in months in a conflict in which the government had said major fighting largely ended last year.

It happened after residents described an increase in fighting in recent days, and fell on the anniversary of a 1988 air strike by Ethiopia’s then-ruling communists that killed hundreds of civilians, an event widely commemorated in Tigray.

On Friday, Tedros also tweeted a message from medical charity Medecins sans Frontiers, which reported that three of its staff had been killed in Ethiopia.

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Evil Abiy Ahmed – A Mission-Oriented Child Serial Killer

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Mission-Oriented Child Serial Killers are considered as ordinary persons, and they kill a particular group of people. They may focus on killing people from a specific religion, social class, or race. Their goal is to eliminate the group or exterminate as many of its members as possible.

Child serial killers and adult serial killers exhibit similar characteristics. The fear of death, which normal persons have is absent in serial killers. They enjoy the act of killing, which gives them emotional gratification. They are attracted to kill, as they gain pleasure from the action. In their early childhood, they exhibit one or all the behaviors of the MacDonald triad. The psychological activities are analyzed from the drive of the killer to the phases of execution.

Those are all the observable characteristics of the person Abiy Ahmed Ali – The anti-Tigrayan, anti-Ethiopia, anti-Orthodox-Christian, anti-Christ serial murderer. He is realizing his dreams of eliminating non Oromos so that he could wage his oromization, islamization and protestantization Jihad against Orthodox Christian Ethiopia – whose cradle is Tigray. He even appointed a Muslim female Jihadist as minister of ‘PEACE’ – to mock Orthodox Christians of Ethiopia – to underestimate or undermine the power of The True Prince of Peace, Lord Jesus Christ and his Gospel of Forgiveness. There will be severe penalties for these wicked individuals and their colleagues.

[Revelation 20:9-10]

They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever

[Mark 9:42]

But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea.„

✞✞✞[የማርቆስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፱፥፵፪]✞✞✞

በእኔም ከሚያምኑት ከእነዚህ ከታናናሾቹ አንዱን የሚያሰናክል ሁሉ ትልቅ የወፍጮ ድንጋይ በአንገቱ ታስሮ ወደ ባሕር ቢጣል ይሻለው ነበር።”

💭 He Promised Peace. Then He Tore His Country Apart

By Tsedale Lemma

Birhan Girmay, healthcare beneficiary

👉 Ms. Lemma is the founder of Addis Standard, an independent monthly magazine based in Ethiopia. She writes regularly about the country’s politics and society.

Ahead of Ethiopia’s general election on Monday, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been laying out his grand ambitions for the country. He wants it to be “comfortable for all Ethiopians,” he recently told a TV interviewer, “where every Ethiopian moves around relaxed, works and prospers.” The country, he said, should be one whose “sovereignty is respected and feared, and whose territorial integrity is preserved.”

He’s going about it in a horrifying way. For eight months, Mr. Abiy’s government has been waging brutal war on one of its regions, Tigray, killing thousands of people, displacing over two million and creating a disastrous famine. Comfort, relaxation, work and prosperity could not be farther away. Far from respect, the act has brought international outcry. And as for territorial integrity, the war effort has relied on Eritrean soldiers, whom Isaias Afwerki, the country’s leader, refuses to withdraw.

But the war in Tigray, though exceptional in its brutality, is not an isolated case. Since he came to power on a wave of enthusiasm in 2018, Mr. Abiy has consistently demonstrated his tendency to ruthlessly centralize power. Political opponents, set against the creation of a new ruling party in Mr. Abiy’s image, have been sidelined, even jailed. Many have been shocked by this behavior — after all, Mr. Abiy was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2019 — but in fact, he’s following a coherent philosophy and strategy. Elaborately explained in his book “Medemer,” a word coined by the prime minister to mean togetherness, the approach seeks unity among the people of Ethiopia and cohesion in its state.

And it’s tearing the country apart.

For the disasters he’s unleashed, look no further than Tigray. Since Mr. Abiy announced the assault in November as a “law enforcement” mission, it has metastasized into all-out war. Numerous corroborated reports have revealed the horrific scale of violence, including massacres, endemic sexual violence and a famine that threatens the lives of more than 350,000 Tigrayans. While the world has yet to learn the real death toll, the region, with a population of more than six million, has been decimated. And there is no end in sight.

The war, which has become a gruesome byword for ethnic cleansing, is Mr. Abiy’s punishment for Tigray’s refusal to accept his authority. (The precursor to the assault was the region’s decision, in defiance of the government, to hold an election in September.) But Tigray is not alone in paying the price for challenging Mr. Abiy’s centralizing moves. In Oromia, where he’s from, Mr. Abiy has overseen a brutal crackdown — responsible, in 2019 alone, for over 10,000 arrests and a number of extrajudicial executions — in the name of countering a rebellion led by the Oromo Liberation Army, an armed opposition group.

After the assassination of a popular Oromo musician, Hachalu Hundessa, in June of last year, repression became yet more violent. In protests against the killing, whose perpetrators are still unknown, at least 123 people were killed, including 76 by security forces. In the aftermath, numerous opposition politicians — including Mr. Abiy’s former ally, Jawar Mohammed — were jailed. In response, the two main opposition parties withdrew from Monday’s election, leaving Mr. Abiy’s party to run the country’s largest region all but uncontested.

Against this baleful backdrop, the election — which is expected to coronate Mr. Abiy and his party, cementing his power — is distinctly underwhelming. Not only is Tigray completely excluded, but logistical difficulties have also hampered the voting process. After problems with security, voter registration, defective ballots and legal challenges, the election has been postponed to September in two other regions as well as in dozens of constituencies. And about half a million internally displaced Ethiopians are unlikely to be able to vote.

It’s a far cry from the free and fair election Mr. Abiy promised when he became leader three years ago: The much-vaunted transition to democracy is not very evident. Far from supplying legitimacy to the government and stability to the country, the election — boycotted by opposition parties and undertaken amid a war — is likely to pull Ethiopia further apart, to calamitous effect.

But that doesn’t seem to bother Mr. Abiy. Ignoring international entreaties to end the war in Tigray and agree to an inclusive political settlement, he is instead determinedly preparing to govern an Ethiopia neither respected nor whole. His legacy, at least, is secure. Mr. Abiy will forever be the Nobel Peace laureate who refused to give peace a chance.

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Children Among 64 Dead in Ethiopia Airstrike on Tigray Market

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Ethiopia’s military today said it was responsible for a deadly airstrike on a busy marketplace in the country’s Tigray region. Health workers said the attack killed at least 64 people, including children, but the military insisted only combatants were targeted.

A doctor who managed to reach the market in Togoga village after Ethiopian soldiers blocked medical teams from responding to Wednesday’s attack escribed a “horrible” scene of badly wounded people lying on the ground, crying in pain with no medical care.

“It was very traumatising,” he told The Associated Press. “I think most of the patients, they died because we were late there, because care wasn’t available.”

Most of the patients taken to regional hospitals weren’t critical, he said: “The critical patients were already dead.” Like others, he spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

The doctor who reached the scene said “most of the patients we found were mothers, children and elderly fathers. There were few young men”.

The airstrike wounded more than 100 people, half of them seriously, a regional health official said. Health workers said Ethiopian forces blocked medical teams from responding and shot at a Red Cross ambulance trying to reach the scene.

Bodies were still being pulled from the rubble and dozens of survivors were still arriving at regional hospitals with shrapnel and blunt trauma wounds two days after the airstrike, said a doctor in the regional capital, Mekele. The International Committee of the Red Cross called the transport of seriously injured to Mekele “a matter of life and death”.

Even today, United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters that the UN still hasn’t been able to reach the scene.

“Between the fighting and different groups on the ground we need clearance to go and we’ve just not been able to get it,” he said.

The airstrike, one of the worst massacres of the war, came amid some of the fiercest fighting in Tigray since the conflict began in November as Ethiopian forces, supported by neighboring Eritrea, pursue Tigray’s former leaders.

The United States and the European Union have condemned the airstrike in Togoga that left children, including a 1-year-old baby, screaming in pain.

A “reprehensible act,” the US State Department said. “Denying victims urgently needed medical care is heinous and absolutely unacceptable. We urge the Ethiopian authorities to ensure full and unhindered medical access to the victims immediately. We also call for an urgent and independent investigation.”

The US also called for an immediate cease-fire in Tigray, where thousands of civilians have been killed and 350,000 people are now facing one of the world’s worst famines in years.

“At least 33,000 children in inaccessible parts of Tigray are severely malnourished and face imminent death without immediate help,” the latest UN humanitarian update said yesterday.

The real death toll from the airstrike could be even higher because some people likely took the dead home to their nearby villages and buried them without telling regional officials, Hailu said.

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Mountain of Mystery (Zion) | Florida + California + Togoga + C-130 | Any Connection?

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 25, 2021

Surfside, Florida:

Nearly 100 people are unaccounted for after a 12-story building in Surfside, Florida partially collapsed overnight. Rescuers are urgently combing through the rubble amid concerns the rest of the building may come down too.

Lemoore, California:

1.5 million gallon water tank explodes.

The City of Lemoore has declared a State of Emergency following the deadly water tank explosion Monday afternoon.

The rupture of a 1.5-million-gallon city water tank has left the site out of operation.

City officials released new footage Tuesday night that captured the moment the tank exploded, hurting a city employee and killing a contactor.

Togoga, Tigray

#TogogaMassacre | More Than 80 Civilians Killed in an Air Attack on a Busy Market in Tigray

Dozens of people have reportedly been killed in an air attack on a busy market in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray region.

Health workers in the village of Togoga told The Associated Press news agency that more than 80 civilians were killed.

They also alleged that soldiers blocked medical teams from travelling to reach the scene.

❖ Gijet, Tigray:

TDF Fighters Down Ethiopia’s Military Plane: ✈️’The Lockheed C-130 Hercules.’ Lockheed Martin established headquarters of the Fleet Ballistic Missile (FBM) in Titusville, Florida.

🇺🇸 America, please get rid of the evil PM of Ethiopia Abiy Ahmed Ali 😈 who is installed by your Pentecostal Jihadists. Neither he nor Lucifer’s Morning Star Satan’s Pentecostal replacement theology 😈 belong to Ethiopia! Your Manchurian Candidate sent his kids to Texas for safety, while he continues waging a genocide against ancient Orthodox Christians, massacring even infants, and committing mass atrocity crimes in Tigray, Ethiopia. The Almighty God Egziabher is watching and registering everything!

✞✞✞[Micah 2:1]✞✞✞

Woe to those who scheme iniquity, Who work out evil on their beds! When morning comes, they do it, For it is in the power of their hands.

✞✞✞[Proverbs 6:16-19]✞✞✞

There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil, A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

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The Wars in Ethiopia Would All be Over if Abiy Ahmed is Removed | CNN

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2021

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#TogogaMassacre | Ejército de Etiopía se Atribuye Bombardeo en Región Tigray

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2021

[የማርቆስ ወንጌል ምዕራፍ ፱፥፵፪]

በእኔም ከሚያምኑት ከእነዚህ ከታናናሾቹ አንዱን የሚያሰናክል ሁሉ ትልቅ የወፍጮ ድንጋይበአንገቱ ታስሮ ወደ ባሕር ቢጣል ይሻለው ነበር።”

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የግራኝ C-130 የጦር አውሮፕላን እንዲህ ነበር በትግራይ ሰማይ በጽዮን ጨረር የተመታችው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2021

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Ethiopian Military Condemned by U.S. for ‘Reprehensible Act’ of Firing on Busy Market

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2021

በኢትዮጵያ ታሪክ በየትኛው ሕዝብ ላይ ናው ይህ ሁሉ ግፍ ለመቶ ዓመታት ያህል ያለማቋረጥ ተፈጽሞበት የሚያውቀው? በትግራይ ክርስቲያን ኢትዮጵያውያን ብቻ ነው ይህ ሁሉ ዓለም አይቶት ሰምቶት የማያውቀው ግፍ እየተፈጸመ ያለው። የትግራይ ወገኖቼ ከእግዚአብሔር በቀር ሌላ ከማንም እርዳታና መፍትሔ እንዳትጠብቁ። ሃዘናችን፣ እንባችንን እና ቁሳላችንን እንዳይሰርቁን የማንንም አጋርነት ወይም ድምጽ አንፈልግም፤ ዛሬ ሁሉንም አይተነዋል። “ወገኖች” የተባሉትም “የስጋ ማንነታቸውንና ምንነታቸውን” እስካልካዱ ድረስና ለትግራይ ሕዝብ ደማቸውን ለማፍሰስ ዝግጁነታቸውን እስካላሳዩ ድረስ፤ በወሬ ድጋፍ የሚሰጡ እንኳን ቢኖሮ ዛሬ አያስፈልጉም፤ ኤርታ አሌ ላይ ቆመው ገደል ይግቡ! የትኛው ኦሮሞ፣ አማራ፣ ጉራጌ፣ ሶማሌ፣ ወላይታ፣ አፋር ነው አሁን በቶጎጋ የተጨፈጨፉትን ሕፃናት እና እናቶች አይቶ “የትግራይ ደም ደሜ ነው” በማለት ‘ሃዘኑን’ እንኳን ለመግለጽ ሰልፍ የሚወጣ? የስጋ ማንነታቸውና ምንነታቸው አይፈቅድላቸውምና አያደርጉትም! የዲያብሎስ ባሪያዎች ናቸው! ቄሮ እና ፋኖ እኮ ቁንጫ ለምታክለው ‘በደል’ አገሪቷን ያለማቋረጥ እንዳናወጧት አይተናል። ከጨፍጫፊዎቹ በከፋ ክፉ የሆኑትን እነዚህን አህዛብ እግዚአብሔር ይበቀላቸዋል፤ በዚህ 100% እርግጠኛ ነኝ።

በእኛ በኩል ማድረግ ያለብን፤ ይህ ግፍ እንዳይቀጥልና በሌላ ዘመንም ተመልሶ እንዳይመጣ እያንዳንዱ የአክሱም ጽዮን ልጅ፡ ከእግዚአብሔር እና ቅዱሳኑ ጋር ሆነን በያለንበት በምንችለው እንበቀላቸዋለን። ይህ ግዴታችን ነው! እግዚአብሔር የሚረዳን እርሱን ለመርዳት ዝግጁ ስንሆን ብቻ ነው።

✞✞✞[መጽሐፈ ሳሙኤል ካልዕ ምዕራፍ ፳፩]✞✞✞

፩ በዳዊትም ዘመን ሦስት ዓመት ያህል ቀጥሎ ራብ ሆነ፤ ዳዊትም የእግዚአብሔርን ፊት ጠየቀ። እግዚአብሔርም። የገባዖንን ሰዎች ስለ ገደለ በሳኦልና በቤቱ ላይ ደም አለበት አለ።

፪ ንጉሡም የገባዖንን ሰዎች ጠራ፤ የገባዖን ሰዎችም ከአሞራውያን የተረፉ ነበሩ እንጂ ከእስራኤል ልጆች ወገን አልነበሩም፤ የእስራኤልም ልጆች ምለውላቸው ነበር፤ ሳኦል ግን ለእስራኤል ልጆችና ለይሁዳ ስለ ቀና ሊገድላቸው ወድዶ ነበር።

፫ ዳዊትም የገባዖንን ሰዎች። የእግዚአብሔርን ርስት ትባርኩ ዘንድ ምን ላድርግላችሁ? ማስተስረያውስ ምንድር ነው? አላቸው።

፬ የገባዖን ሰዎችም። በእኛና በሳኦል ወይም በእኛና በቤቱ መካከል ያለው የብርና የወርቅ ነገር አይደለም፤ ከእስራኤልም ወገን እኛ የምንገድለው የለም አሉት። እርሱም። የምትናገሩትን አደርግላችኋለሁ አለ።

፭ ንጉሡንም። እኛን ካጠፋ፥ በእስራኤልም ዳርቻ ሁሉ እንዳንቀመጥ መፍረሳችንን

፮ ካሰበው ሰው ልጆች ሰባት ሰዎች አሳልፈህ ስጠንና ከእግዚአብሔር በተመረጠው በሳኦል አገር በጊብዓ ለእግዚአብሔር እንሰቅላቸዋለን አሉት። ንጉሡም። እሰጣችኋለሁ አለ።

፯ ንጉሡም በሳኦል ልጅ በዮናታንና በዳዊት መካከል ስለ ነበረው ስለ እግዚአብሔር መሐላ የሳኦልን ልጅ የዮናታንን ልጅ ሜምፊቦስቴን አዳነ።

፰ ንጉሡም ለሳኦል የወለደቻቸውን የኢዮሄል ልጅ የሪጽፋን ሁለቱን ልጆች ሄርሞንንና ሜምፊቦስቴን ለመሓላታዊውም ለቤርዜሊ ልጅ ለኤስድሪኤል የወለደቻቸውን የሳኦልን ልጅ የሜሮብን አምስቱን ልጆች ወሰደ፥

፱ ለገባዖንም ሰዎች እጅ አሳልፎ ሰጣቸው፤ በእግዚአብሔርም ፊት በተራራው ላይ ሰቀሉአቸው፥ ሰባቱም በአንድነት ወደቁ፤ እህል በሚታጨድበት ወራት በገብሱ መከር መጀመሪያ ተገደሉ።

The Ethiopian military insists the only targets in an airstrike on a busy marketplace in the Tigray region were combatants, but regional health officials confirmed dozens of civilians, including children as young as 1, had been killed or injured in Tuesday’s attack, the Associated Press reported.

The airstrike—which the U.S. State Department called a “reprehensible act”—in the village of Togoga killed at least 64 people and left 33 missing and more than 100 wounded, a regional health official told AP.

“There are a lot of people injured, but they didn’t get medical service and help because of the blockage of the road by the military,” Dr. Kinfe Redae said.

Denying victims urgently needed medical care is heinous and absolutely unacceptable,” the U.S. State Department said. “We urge the Ethiopian authorities to ensure full and unhindered medical access to the victims immediately. We also call for an urgent and independent investigation.

Ethiopia says most of Tigray’s 6 million people have been receiving medical care, despite the fact that many medical teams said they have repeatedly been denied access by soldiers.

A spokesman, Col. Getnet Adane, told journalists that fighters supporting the Tigray region’s former leaders had assembled to celebrate Martyrs’ Day on Tuesday when the airstrike occurred.

“The Ethiopian air force uses the latest technology, so it conducted a precision strike that was successful,” he said. He didn’t comment when reached for further details.

Tigrayans were appalled by Ethiopia’s assertion that the airstrike targeted only combatants.

It’s an insult to the people and adding salt to the wounds, you know?” said Hailu Kebede, a former Togoga resident and official with the Salsay Woyane Tigray opposition party. He described how his brother, who has a shop in the market, ran for his life while his nearby home was destroyed.

“We know the area. I grew up there. There were no combatants,” Hailu said. “The destroyed homes are those of my friends and my family.” One of his friends lost a child in the airstrike while another child had her hand amputated, he said.

Health workers said Ethiopian forces blocked some medical teams from responding and shot at a Red Cross ambulance trying to reach the scene. All spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.

Wounded people were still being evacuated from the scene on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said, calling the transport of seriously injured to an operating center in the regional capital of Mekele “a matter of life and death.”

The real death toll from the airstrike could be higher because some people likely took the dead home to their nearby villages and buried them without the knowledge of regional officials, Hailu said.

The airstrike came amid some of the fiercest fighting in Tigray since the conflict began in November as Ethiopian forces, supported by forces from neighboring Eritrea, pursue Tigray’s former leaders. The Ethiopian military spokesman denied Tigray fighters’ claims of gains in recent days, saying Ethiopian forces had been deployed to other locations for Monday’s national election.

The U.S. also called for an immediate cease-fire in Tigray, where thousands of civilians have been killed and 350,000 people are now facing one of the world’s worst famines in years.

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#TogogaMassacre | Abiy Ahmed Repeated What His Oromo Father Mengistu Did on the Very day of June 22

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on June 24, 2021

The Tigrayans gave to the undeserving non-native Oromos ( they migrated to Ethiopia in waves of invasions in the 16th century) everything, including the largest region half the size of Ethiopia — and left Addis Ababa for Mekelle for good. Yet, that was not enough for the expansionist & fascist Oromo junta of Abiy Ahmed – so they decided to follow the Tigrayans. For the past three years this Oromo junta was preparing with Eritrea & Amhara region to do what they are doing now. They even invited the Somalis and United Arab Emirates drones who participated in the following church & monastery massacres: #AxumMassacre, #DengolatMassacre, #DebreDamoMassacre etc.

8 months of #TigrayGenocide – Tigrayans have been subjected to extreme devastation and agony. Tigrayans are not only under an invasion and occupation, psychological warfare, ethnic profiling and targeting, but also their cries, agony and pain is in the darkness of communications blackout in order for the rest of the world not to hear. Read the comments sections of the news outlets. You will read how far and how dark the Oromos & Amharas came to attack the victim.

The war on Tigrayans is spiritual, ideological and historical. But it is also beyond that. The ethnic profiling and targeting, the harsh and devastating measures on Tigrayans, the pillaging and looting, and the destruction of civilians and civilian infrastructures, the massacres, the blockade and blackout, the collective punishments, the carpet bombings and the refusal to independent investigation and allow humanitarian aid should be seen as the product of genocidal undercurrents.

Abiy Ahmed’s Oromo junta’s plan is to eventually starve Tigrayans that it can then use international aid as a weapon against the Tigrayan people, just like his Oromo father’s communist junta did during the 1984/5 civil war and famine. That explains its refusal to allow independent humanitarian access and its insistence on controlling international aid agencies.

Genocide is taking place in Tigray, and the intentions and deeds of the Oromos & their Amhara collaborators is to destroy Tigray, to undermine their God-given or Natural Rights to Life and to cleanse and exterminate ancient Christians of Tigray from their God-given land.

💭 History repeats itself again and again: Even though you are kind to the wicked, they never learn to do what is right.

[Isaiah 26:10]Though the wicked person is shown compassion, He does not learn righteousness; He deals unjustly in the land of uprightness, And does not perceive the majesty of the LORD.”

Evil Abiy Ahmed’s Oromo ‘father’ Mengistu Hailemariam,who was the head of state of Ethiopia from 1977 to 1991 massacred and starved to death millions of Tigrayans. Before he was ousted he made the following genocidal statement:

One way to remove a stinky fish from the sea was to dry the sea in order to remove the fish”. The sea is a reference to the people of Tigray and the fish is to the people of Tigrayan.

Just exactly like what Abiy Ahmed is thinking, planning and executing today.

💭 Last week, the EU Envoy to Ethiopia, Finland Foreign Minster Pekka Haavisto attested as follows:

“..when I met the #Ethiopian Leadership😈 in February they used this kind of language, that they are going to destroy the Tigrayans, they are going to wipe out..” Finland FM Haavisto.

As part of Mengistu’s strategy, the 1984 man-made famine was seen as an opportunity. Denial of humanitarian assistance and indiscriminate massacre and bombing was used to take advantage of the opportunity the famine created. A prominent example is the bombardment of the market town Hawzen, on the very day of June 22, 1988 on market day, killing more than 2,500 innocent Tigrayan civilians. By coincidence?

🔥 Amhara & Oromos bombing Tigray, Using Rape, Hunger & Forced Resettlement (Mengistu did it back then, Abiy Ahmed is doing the same now) as a Weapon against People in Tigray for the past 130 years:-

👉 1. Menelik II. (1844 – 1913)

The Great Ethiopian Famine of 1888-1892

The great famine is estimated to have caused 3.5 million deaths. During Emperor Menelik’s Reign, Tigray was split into two regions, one of which he sold to the Italians who later named it Eritrea. Only two months after the death of Emperor Yohaness lV , Menelik signed the Wuchale treaty of 2 May 1889 conceding Eritrea to the Italians. It was not only Eritrea that Menelik gave away, he also had a hand in letting Djibouti be part of the French protectorate when he agreed the border demarcation with the French in 1887. Some huge parts of Tigray were put under Gonder. The Southern part, places like present day Alamata, Kobo etc were put under Wello Amhara administration.

👉 2. Haile Selassie (1892 – 1975)

In 1943, at the request of the Emperor Haile Selassie, the Royal British Airforce bombed two towns – Mekelle and Corbetta. Thousands of defenseless civilians lost their lives as a result of aerial bombardment. It is recorded that ‘on 14th October [1943] 54 bombs dropped in Mekelle, 6th October 14 bombs followed by another 16 bombs on 9thOctober in Hintalo, 7th/9th October 32 bombs in Corbetta’.

Between 2 and 5 million’ people died between 1958 and 1977 as a cumulative result. Haile Selassie, who was emperor at the time, refused to send any significant basic emergency food aid to the province of Tigray,

👉 3. Mengistu Hailemariam (1937 – )

1979 – 1985 + 1987

Due to organized government policies that deliberately multiplied the effects of the famine, around 1.2 million people died from this famine. Mengistu & his Children still alive & ‘well’ while Tigrayans starving again.

👉 4. Abiy Ahmed Ali (1976 – )

2018 – Until today: probably up to 500.000 already dead. 😠😠😠 😢😢😢 Unlike the past famine there is no natural or man-made drought, rather, Abiy simply uses war and hunger as a weapon. Abiy Ahmed sent his kids to America for safety, while bombing & starving Tigrayan kids!

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