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Tigray Hospitals Vandalised & Looted by War Criminals Ahmed & Afewerki

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 13, 2021

የሳምሬ ከተማ የጤና ማዕከል በጦር ወንጀለኞቹ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ እና ኢሳያስ አፈቆርኪ ሰአራዊቶች በዚህ መልክ ተዘርፈዋል፤ ፈራርሰዋል።

The army of dictator Esayas Eritrea & that of Fascist Abiy Ahmed intentionally destroyed Samre Health Center, Tigray. Here is the situation of the pharmacy of the center at the moment. All medical supplies were taken by those evil forces.

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#Tigray | An Astonishing Level of Human Suffering, With Sexual Violence Being Used as Weapon of War

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 12, 2021

👉 አስገራሚ የሰዎች ሥቃይ ደረጃ፤ የጾታዊ ጥቃት እንደ ጦር መሣሪያነት ጥቅም ላይ እየዋለ ነው።

🔥 “ሰብአዊነት እንደወደቀ ሆኖ ይሰማኛል”

🔥 “It Feels Like Humanity Has Collapsed😠😠😠 😢😢😢

💭 በኢትዮጵያ የእርስ በእርስ ጦርነት ምክንያት ከተፈጠረው የሰብዓዊ ቀውስ ጀርባ

💭 Behind The Humanitarian Crisis Caused By The Civil War In Ethiopia

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አማራውን ለዋቄዮ-አላህ አሳልፈው ከሰጡት ልሂቃን መካከል ሸህ አቡ ፋና a.k.a አቡነ ፋኑኤል ይገኙበታል

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 11, 2021

🔥 ለሲ.አይ.ኤ የህሊና ቁጥጥር ሙከራ (Mind Control Experiment) ከተጋለጡት “አባቶች” (አባትነት አይገባቸውም!) መካከል ፥ ካሁን በኋላ ሸህ አቡ ፋና a.k.a አቡነ ፋኑኤል/ አባ መላኩ የሚባሉት ወገን ይገኙበታል።

የሚናገሩትን አያውቁም፣ የሚያደርጉትንም አያውቁም። “የኢትዮጵያ እና ኢትዮጵያውያን/አክሱማውያን ብሎም የኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዶ ክርስትና እምነታቸው ጠላቶች እንደሆኑ እንኳን የሚገነዘቡት አይመስለኝም” የሚል ጥርጣሬ ነበረኝ፤ አሁን ግን ሁሉም ነገር ግልጥልጥ እያለ ስለመጣ፤ እነዚህ ወገኖች አውቀውም ሆነ ሳያውቁት ዲያብሎስን ለማገልገል ወስነዋል፤ ከአህዛብ፣ ከመናፍቃን፣ ከኢ-አማንያን፣ ከግብረ-ሰዶማውያን ጎን ተሰልፈው ኢትዮጵያንና ኢትዮጵያዊነትን እንዲሁም ኦርቶዶክስ ክርስትናን ለመወጋት ፈቃደኞች ሆነዋል። እነ አቡነ ፋኑኤል፣ አቡነ ዮሴፍ ወዘተ ለእኔ አህዛብ እንጂ ክርስቲያኖች በፍጹም አይደሉም።/አራት ነጥብ!

በአንድ በኩል ለእነርሱ በጣም አዝናለሁ፤ በሌላ በኩል ግን እስከ ጌታችን ስቅለት ዕለት ድረስ እንዲመለሱና ንስሐ እንዲገቡ ለሁሉም ጥሪ አድርገናል፤ ግን ፈርዖናዊ ትዕቢታቸው አሸንፏቸዋልና፣ ቃኤላዊው መንፈሳቸው እያቅበዘበዛቸው ዛሬ ሁሉም አንድ በአንድ እንዲህ እየወጡ ጭንብላቸውን ያውልቁ፤ ተኩላዎቹን ወገን ይያቸው፣ እንደ ሙከራ የጊኒ አሳማዎች እያጠና እና እየታዘበ መዳን የሚፈልግ ሁሉ ይማርበታል።

ሸህ አቡ ፋና ይህን በ፪ሺ፲/ 2010 ዓ.ም ያስተላለፉትን መልዕክት በሰማሁ ጊዜ በወቅቱ የማስጠንቀቂያ መልክዕክት ልኬላቸው ነበር። ይህን ቪዲዮ ያው ከሦስት ዓመት በኋላ ለመጀመሪያ ጊዜ መላኬ ነው። እንግዲህ በአደባባይ እየወጡ መታየት እና ድምጻቸውን ማሰማት ወስነዋል፤ ስለዚህ

መንፈሳዊ ዓይኑ ያልተጋረደበት (እግዜብሔር ሁልጊዜ ይጠብቅልንና) ሸህ አቡ ፋናን ወዲያው የተመለከተ ክርስቲያናዊ ትህትና የሌለበት “ፈሪሳውያናዊ ወይንም ማፊያዊ” ገጽታ ነው ያላቸው። “ኦ! ኦ!” ነበር ያሰኘኝ።“በፈርዖን ቤት ያደገ ሙሴ”፤ ዋው!

በአንድ ወቅት የአክስቴ ልጅ ስለ አንድ መንገድ ላይ ስለተፈጠረ ክስተት ሳጫውታት፤ “ለመሆኑ ሰውየው ክርስቲያን ነው ወይስ ሙስሊም?” አለችኝ። እኔም “ዓይኖቹ የሙስሊም ዓይኖች ስለሆኑ ሙስሊም መሆን አለበት።” ስላት ፥ መልሳ፤ “ሙስሊሙን በዓይን መለየት ይቻላልን?” ስትለኝ፤ ቆጣ ብዬ፤ “እንዴ የሙስሊምና የክርስቲያን ዓይን መለየት አትችይም እንዴ፤ እኅት ዓለም? ፥ መንፈስ ቅዱስ ባረፈበትና ባላረፈበት ዓይን መካከል እኮ እጅግ በጣም ትልቅ ልዩነት አለ፤ እንኳን በዓይን በሰውየው ድምጽም፣ በአፉም፣ በጥርሱም(የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጆች ላይ ይታያል፤ ምሳሌ፤ የጥላሁን ገሠሠ የአቴቴ ድምጽና አፉና ጥርሱ ወዘተ፤ ሙስሊሞች እኮ ወደ ሰማይ አንጋጠው እንኳን ማየት አይችሉም፤ መሀመድ ወደታች ወደምድር ዓይናቸውን ከድነው እንዲጸልዩ ነው በሃዲሳቸው ያዘዛቸው ወዘተ… በይ ቶሎ ብለሽ ቡና መጠጣት አቁሚ!” ማለቴን አስታውሳለሁ።

አዎ! ገጽታችን ብዙ ነገር ነው የሚነግረን። ሸህ አቡ ፋናም ይህን ነው የሚያንጸባርቁት። ላለፉት አስራ አምስት ዓመታት ሃሳቤን ሳልቀይር በተደጋጋሚ የማወሳውና በተለይ በባቢሎን አሜሪካ የሚገኙትን ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖችን፣ ኢትዮጵያውያንና አባቶችን በምችለው አቅም ሳስጠነቅቅ ቆይቼ ነበር።

በሰሜን አሜሪካ በነበርኩበት ወቅት በጣም ካስደነገጡኝ ክስተቶች ዋነኛው፤ ከመንፈሳዊ ሁኔታ አንጻር ሁሉም ነው ጭው፣ ጭር ያለ፣ ባዶ የሆነ ሆኖ ነበር ሲሰማኝ የነበረው። አዎ! በዚህች ምድር ላይ ለብዙ ነገሮችና በሕይወታችን ላይ ተጽዕኖ በመፈጠሩ ረገድ የመልከዓ ምድር አቀማመጥ ከፍተኛ ሚና አላቸው። አሜሪካዎቹ ከመልከዓ ምድር አቀማመጥ አንጻር ጥንታውያን ሕዝቦች እንዳይሰፍሩበት የተደረገው እኮ ያለምክኒያት አልነበረም፤ አሜሪካዎች እና ሩቅ ምስራቆች አቀማመጥ እኮ እግዚአብሔር የሰውን ልጅ በገነት ካኖረበት (ከኢትዮጵያ እስከ እስራኤል) ክልል እና ምድረን ለሁለት ከሚከፍላት ኬንትሮስ/longitude መስመር በጣም እርቀው ነው የሚገኙት።

ከዚህ በተጨማሪ ሰሜን አሜሪካ በተለይ የዋሽንግተን፣ ቪርጂኒያ፣ ሜሪላንድ አካባቢ በሉሲፈራውያን ነፃ ግንበኞች/Freemasons የተመሰረቱ ግዛቶች የሚገኙበት አካባቢ ነው። በተለይ በ ዋሽንግተን ዲሲ እያንዳንዱ ሕንጻ፣ እያንዳንዱ ጎዳና እና ፓርክ በሉሲፈራውያኑ ባለ አምስት ማዕዘን ኮከብ (Pentagram) ጨረረ ተነድፈው ነው የተገነቡት/የተሠሩት።

በሌላ በኩል፤ አንድ የሚደንቅ ክስተት፤ ልክ በኢትዮጵያ እንደሚታየው(ሲዳማ)፤ በአሜሪካም ከሁለት ሳምንታት በፊት የአሜሪካ ተወካዮች ምክር ቤት ዋና ከተማዋን ዋሺንግተን ዲሲን (ዲስትሪክት ኦፍ ኮሎምቢያ)፶፩/51 ኛ ግዛት ለማድረግ ለማድረግ ቢል አፀደቀ ፣ የሴኔት መሰናክሎች እንደቀጠሉ ቢሆኑም)።

በተለይ በዋሺንግተን እና አካባቢዋ እንዲሁም በሚነሶታ ካሊፎርኒያ አላስካ እና ሌሎች ግዛቶች የሚኖሩ ትውልደ ኢትዮጵያውያን ለሉሲፈራውያን ነፃ ግንበኞች የህሊና ቁጥጥር ሙከራ (Mind Control Experiment) እጅግ በጣም አመቺዎች ሰለሆኑ ብዙዎች ሰለባ እንደሆኑ እያየናቸው ነው። በተለይ ተዋሕዶ ክርስቲያኖች ተጋድሮ ለሚወዱት ነጮች የህሊና ቁጥጥር ፕሮግራሞች በጣም ይፈለጋሉ/ይወደዳሉ። በፈረንጆቹ ሚሌኒየም መግቢያ አካባቢ የጉግል ተቋም አንድ የዓለምን ሃገራትና ሕዝቦቻቸውን ባሕርይ የሚገልጽ የዓለም ካርታ አውጥቶ ነበር። በዚህ ካርታ ለኢትዮጵያ/ ኢትዮጵያውያን የተሰጠው መገለጫ፤ “ተለዋዋጭ ያልሆነ የተረጋጋ ባህሪ” የሚል ነበር። አዎ! ይህ የትክክለኛዎቹና ለህሊና ቁጥጥር ሙከራዎች ያልተጋለጡትን ኢትዮጵያውያንን ይገልጻል።

እስኪ አሁን አሜሪካ ያሉትን፤ በተለይ ዋሺንግተን ዲሲ አካባቢ ያሉትን “አባቶችን”፣ ሜዲያዎችን፣ ዩቲውበሮችን እንመልከት፤ እስኪ እንመልከት ምን ያህል ተለዋዋጭ ባህሪ እንዳላቸው! ዛሬ የሚሉትን ነገ የማይደግሙት፤ አንዴ ከግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ጋር ይደመራሉ፤ ሌላ ጊዜ ተቃዋሚው ሆነው ሲለፍፉ ይሰማሉ። ዛሬ የአቡነ ማትያስ ደጋፊዎች ሆነው የሚሰሙት መርኽ-አልባዎቹ የኢትዮ360ቹ እነ ኃብታሙ አያሌው፤ ዘወር ብለው እነ ሸህ አቡ ፋና a.k.a አቡነ ፋኑኤል/ አባ መላኩን ሲከላከሏቸው ይታያሉ። ዛሬ የአቡነ ማትያስን ቃለ መጠይቅ ለመደገፍ የወሰኑት እነ ዘመድኩን በቀለ፤ ዘወር ብለው አቡነ ማትያስን ካፈኗቸው ከሃዲዎች መካከል ዋንኛው የሆነውን መሰሪውን ጋንኤል ክስረትን ሲሟገቱለት ይሰማሉ። ሉሲፈራውያኑ በዋሺንግተን ሲሲ ሸህ አቡ ፋና a.k.a አቡነ ፋኑኤልን “ውጡ እና ተናገሩ እንጂ” ባሉበት ማግስት በአዲስ አበባ የሚገኘው የአሜሪካ ኤምባሲ ብጹዕ ወቅዱስ አቡነ ማትያስን አስተናገደ።

እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ በጥቂት ሰዓታት እና ቀናት ልዩነት ነው እየተካሄደ ያለው። እንግዲህ ይህ ሁሉ የሚያሳያን እነዚህ ወገኖች ለሲ.አይ.ኤ እና ኤን.ኤስ.ኤ የህሊና ቁጥጥር ፕሮግራሞች የተጋለጡ መሆናቸውን ነው።

በስልሳዎቹ ዓመታት ላይ ሲ.አይ.ኤ ኤም.ኬ.ኡልትራ/“MKULTRA” በተሰኘው ፕሮግራሙ በ ለጥቁር አሜሪካውያን አእምሮን የሚቆጣጠሩ መድኃኒቶችን እየሰጠ በጣም እየወፋፈሩ እንዲመጡና አሁን ለደረሱበት እጅግ በጣም አሳዛኝ መንፈሳዊ ሁኔታ እንዲበቁ አድርጓቸዋል። ይህ ፕሮግራም ዛሬ ካሉት ፕሮግራሞች ጋር ሲነጻጸር የያኔው ፕሮግራም የስድስተኛ ክፍል የቤተ ሙክራ እቃ እቃ ነው። ዛሬ የማይታዩ ጨረሮች ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ስራዎቻቸውን መስራት ይችላሉ።

🔥 ለማንኛውም በተለይ በዋሺንግተን ዲሲ ከሚገኙት “አባቶች”፣ ሜዲያዎች እና ዩቲውበሮች እንጠንቀቅ።

❖ የትግራይ ወገኖቼ የዋሺንግተን ዲሲ ሉሲፈራውያኑ ነፃ ግንበኞች የሰጧችሁንና ባለ አምስት ማዕዘን ኮከብ ያረፈበትን ባለ “ሁለት ቀለም ብቻ”(ፀረ-ሥላሴ/Antitrinitarian፣ ሁለትዮሽ/Dualistic) ባንዲራ ከማውለብለብ ተቆጠቡ፤ ይህ በጣም ቁልፍ የሆነ መለኮታዊ ጉዳይ ነው።

🔥 ሁለት ተቃራኒ ቀለሞች ፣ ሁለትዮሽን ይወክላሉ። Luciferianism /ሉሲፊሪያኒዝም/ ሉሲፈራዊነት/= Dualism/ሁለትዮሽ/ዱአሊዝም።

😈ይህ አምልኮ ደግሞ ከአዲሱ ዘመን እንቅስቃሴ ፣ ከፍሪሜሶናዊነት/ከነጻ ግንበኝነት ፣ ከተባበሩት መንግስታት እና ከቴክኖክራሲ በስተጀርባ ያለ የ “ልሂቃኑ/ምርጦች/ቁንጮዎች” ድብቅ ሃይማኖት/አምልኮ ነው። ዛሬ ድብቅ እንዳለሆነ እያየነው ነው!

❖ የተሟሉ የቀለም ጥንዶች የሆኑት “ቀይ፣ ቢጫ፣ አረንጓዴ” ግን፤ ቅድስት ሥላሴን እና ተዋሕዶን ይወክላሉ(ትክክለኛው የኢትዮጵያ/አክሱም ሰንደቅ ቀይ ከላይ ፣ በመኻል ቢጫ እና አረንጓዲ ከታች፤ ጽዮን ማርያም መኻል ላይ ያለችበት ነው)

👉 ይህን ያነበባችሁ ወገኖቼ ሁሉ ከምስጋና ጋር ለተቀሩት ወገኖቻችን ሁሉ ታሰራጩልን ዘንድ ትልቅ ደስታዬ ነው።

👉”ባጋጣሚ? | ቡሩንዲ የዓለም ጤና ድርጅት ሠራተኞችን ባባረረች ማግስት ፕሬዚደንቷ ሞቱ (ተገደሉ)”

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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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Cries of The Victims of Mass Rape Go Unheard in Ethiopia’s Tigray Mountain War | የትግራይ ሴቶች ሰቆቃ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 10, 2021

🔥 በኢትዮጵያ የትግራይ ተራራ ጦርነት የብዙዎች አስገድዶ መድፈር ሰለባዎች ጩኸት ተሰምቶ አያውቅም 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

The Guardian

😈 አረመኔው የኦሮሞ መሪ ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ ለትግራይ ሴቶች ሰቆቃ ቍ. ፩ ተጠያቂ ነው

🔥 ዛሬ በሰሜን ኢትዮጵያ፡ በትግራይ በርካታ ሴቶች እና ልጃገረዶች በተንሰራፋው የወሲብ ጥቃት ሳቢያ እንደገና “ለማሰብ ለማይቻል” ሽብር እና ስቃይ ተዳርገዋል።

🔥 በዜጎች ላይ የሚደርሰው ጉዳት እየጨመረ መምጣቱን የአካባቢው ተንታኞች ይናገራሉ። የተከማቹ መረጃዎች እንደሚያመለክቱት የጦር ወንጀሎች እና በሰው ልጆች ላይ የሚፈጸሙ ወንጀሎች በሁሉም ወገኖች ተፈጽመዋል። ግን የአብይ አህመድ ጦር ፣ በድብቅ ወደ ትግራይ የጠራቸው የኤርትራ ወታደሮች እና የአማራ ሚሊሻዎች ዋና ጥፋተኞች እንደሆኑ ይታመናል።

🔥 ጠ / ሚኒስትር ዓብይ አህመድ ትግራይን ለማጥቃት ባደረገው የተሳሳተ እና አሰቃቂ ውሳኔ በተለይ ሴቶች የአስገድዶ መድፈር ሰለባ የሚሆኑበትን መንገድ ከፍቶላቸዋል።

🔥 ከሦስት ዓመታት በፊት የአፍሪካ ትልቅ የስኬት ታሪክ የነበረችው ኢትዮጵያ ፥ በአብይ አህመድ አገዛዝ ስር ግን ከጊዜ ወደ ጊዜ ወደ መፈረካከስ እና ወደ ውድቀት እያመራች ነው። ዓለም አቀፉ ማህበረሰብ ከመዘግየቱ በፊት አብይ አህመድን ተጠያቂ ማድረግ ይኖርበታል።

🔥 በትግራይ የተጎዱ ፣ የተረሱ/የተተዉ ሴቶች ራሳቸውን መከላከል አይችሉም። ሳይታዩ እና ሳይሰሙ በእንባ ባህር ውስጥ በመስጠም ላይ ይገኛሉ። 😠😠😠 😢😢😢

🔥 Today, in Tigray, in northern Ethiopia, large numbers of women and girls are again being subjected to “unimaginable” terror and suffering as a result of pervasive sexual violence

🔥 Civilian casualties continue to mount, regional analysts say. Accumulating evidence suggests war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed by all parties. But Abiy’s army, the Eritrean troops he secretly invited into Tigray, and Amhara militia are believed to be the main culprits.

🔥 Prime minister Abiy Ahmed opened the way for victimisation of women with disastrous decision to attack Tigray

🔥 Ethiopia – once Africa’s big success story – is at growing risk of fracture and failure under Abiy Ahmed. The international community should call him personally to account before it’s too late.

🔥 Tigray’s abused, abandoned women cannot do it themselves. Unseen and unheard, they are drowning in a sea of tears.

ትግራይ የመጨረሻዋ የኢትዮጵያ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋሕዷውያን መኖሪያ ስለሆነች፤ ጦርነቱን ከሁሉም አቅጣጫ ነው የከፈቱባት! የአስገድዶ መድፈር ጂሃድ እነ ግራኝ የመረጡት አንዱ መሳሪያ ነው፤ ኦሮሞ/ጋላ አባቶቹ ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በፊት ጀምሮ ሲከተሉት የነበሩት የወረራ እና የክርስቶስ ተቃዋሚ ዘር የመትከያ መንገዳቸው መካከል ልክ እንደ መሀመዳውያኑ፤ አስገድዶ መድፈር፣ ክርስቲያን የሆኑትን ሴቶች በፍቅር ማጥመድ፣ ከእነርሱ ብዙ ልጆች መፈልፈል የሚሉት ስልቶች ይገኙበታል።

እንግዲህ በዚህ ዲያብሎሳዊ ተግባራቸው የዋቄዮአላህአቴቴን እርኩስ መንፈስ በሕዝበ ክርስቲያኑ ላይ ለመሙላት ይሞክራሉ ማለት ነው። ይህን (እንደቅላችኋላን!) የሚለውን ተለዕኳቸውን በአውሮፓ እና አሜሪካ ዩኒቨርሲቲዎች ከእኛ ጋር ይማሩ የነበሮ ኦሮሞዎች በቀጥታ ይነግሩን እንደነበር በደንብ አስታውሳለሁ።

ከአምስት መቶ ዓመታት በፊት ግራኝ ቀዳማዊ መላዋ ኢትዮጵያውያን እየወረረ ባዳከመበት ወቅት፤ ለእርዳታ መጥተው የነበሩት ፖርቱጋሎች በተለይ ሠፈረው የነበሩት ጎንደር አካባቢ ነበር። እነዚህ የፖርቱጋል ወታደሮች ከኢትዮጵያውያን ሴቶች ጋር የወሲብ ግኑኝነት በማድረግ በጊዜው ለኢትዮጵያ ያልተለመዱ እና ባይተዋር የነበሩትን ጨብጥን እና ቂጥኝን አስተላልፈውባቸው ነበር። እነዚህን የአባላዘር በሽታዎችን በግብረ ሥጋ ግንኙነት ፖርቱጋሎች በማስተላለፋቸው እጅግ በጣም የተዳከመው የጎንደር አካባቢ ሕዝብ ማምለጥ የቻለው ወደ ትግራይ አምልጧል(የእነ መለስ ዜናዊን አባቶች ጨምሮ ብዙ ታዋዊ ቤተሰቦች በትግራይ ሰፍረዋል)በጎንደር የቀረውና የተዳከመው ግን ለኦሮሞ/ጋላ ወረራ ሰለባ በመሆን ዛሬ የምናየውን ዲቃላ የኦሮማራ ማሕበረሰብ መፍጠር ችሏል።

በነገራችን ላይ፤ በአሜሪካዎቹ የሚገኙ ቀደምት አሜሪካውያን (ሎስ ኢንዲኼናስ ዴ አሜሪካ፣ የአሜረካ ቀይ ህንዶች፣Los indígenas de América , Native Red Indians)በአውሮፓውያኑ በተወረሩበት ወቅት አብዛኛው ያለቀው በጥይት ተኩስ ሳይሆን ያኔ በአሜሪካ ክፍለ ዓለም ባልነበረውና አውሮፓውያኑ ይዘውት በሄዱት የ ኢንፍሉዌንዛ /Influenza

ቫይረስ ነበር።

አዎ! ግፍ፤ ወይ እንደ ቀይ ህንዶች ያጠፋሀል ወይም እንደ እስራኤል ያጠነክርሀል!

ጥያቄው ሃበሻ የትኛውን ትመርጣለህ የሚለው ነው? የትግራይ ልጆችስ እንደ እስራኤላውያን እየታገሉና ጠላቶቻቸውን እያንበረከኩ ነው፤ አማራዎችስ? ምነው ልሂቃኑ ይህን ታሪክ አላስተማራቸው? መቼ ነው “በቃኝ!” ብሎ ጠላቱንና ወዳጁን በውል ለይቶ ከዋቄዮአላህ ዘንዶ እራሱን ነፃ የሚያወጣው?

ዛሬም ጽንፈኞቹ ኦሮሞዎች/ጋሎች፤ እሳቱን ያውርድባቸውና፤ ተመሳሳይ ሰይጣናዊ ተግባር በትግራይ ሴቶች ላይ በመፈጸም ላይ ይገኛሉ። የዋቄዮአላህ ልጆች በአውሮፓ እይፈጸሙት ያሉት የወሲብ ጂሃድ በትግራይ እህቶቻን ላይ ከሚታየው ጋር፤ በአፈጻጸሙ ተግባር፤ በቡድን አስገድዶ መድፈር፣ ሕፃናትን፣ አረጋውያንና ሴት መነኮሳትን መድፈራቸው፣ በደፈራዎቻቸው ወቅት ደፋሪዎቹ የሚናገሯቸው አጋንንታዊ (አላህ)ቃላት ወዘተ. በጣም ተመሳሳዮች ናቸው። ሁሉም ከሰይጣን ናቸውና አንድ ናቸው)

🔥 በትግራይ ላይ እየተፈጸመ ያለውን አስከፊ የዋቄዮአላህጂሃድ የሚመሩት የጋላማራ “ባለ ሥልጣናት” ፈንጂ ኮክቴል

👉 እያንዳንዱ የዋቄዮ-አላህ ልጅ ትግራዋይን እንዴት እንደከዱ ለማየት በትግራዋያን ላይ ግፍ በመፈጽም ላይ ያሉትን እነዚህን ግለሰቦች ብቻ እንደ ምሳሌ አድርጎ መውሰዱ በቂ ነው፦

አብዮት አህመድ አሊ(ሙስሊም መናፍቅ)

ዝናሽ አቴቴ አህመድ አሊ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ደመቀ መኮንን ሀሰን(ሙስሊም)

ሳሞራ አሞራ ዩኑስ (ሙስሊም)

ሙስጠፌ መሀመድ ዑመር (ሙስሊም)

ብርሃኑ ጂኒ ጁላ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ዲና ሙፍቲ (ሙስሊም)

መሀመድ ተሰማ (ሙስሊም)

ሀሰን ኢብራሂም(ሙስሊም)

ሬድዋን ሁሴን (ሙሊም)

ሞፈርያት ካሚል (ሙስሊም)

ኬሪያ ኢብራሂም (ሙስሊም ፥ ለስለላ ነበር ወደ መቀሌ ተልካ የነበረችው)

አህመድ ሺዴ (ሙስሊም)

ጃዋር መሀመድ(ሙስሊም)(“የታሰረው” ለስልት ነው)

ፊልሳን አብዱላሂ (ሙስሊም)

ለማ መገርሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታከለ ኡማ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሽመልስ አብዲሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

በቀለ ገርባ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ህዝቄል ገቢሳ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ዳውድ ኢብሳ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

አምቦ አርጌ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ፀጋዬ አራርሳ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

አደነች አቤቤ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

መአዛ አሸናፊ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሳህለወርቅ ዘውዴ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርቱካን ሚደቅሳ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ታዬ ደንደአ(ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ሌንጮ ባቲ (ዋቀፌታመናፍቅ)

ዳንኤል ክብረት (ኦሮማራአርዮስ)

ዘመድኩን በቀለ (ኦሮማራአርዮስ)

ኢሬቻ ጂኒ በላይ (ዋቀፌታአርዮስ)

አለማየሁ ገብረ ማርያም (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ብርሀኑ ነጋ (ኦሮጉራጌመናፍቅ)

ገዱ አንዳርጋቸው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዳርጋቸው ፅጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አንዱዓለም አንዳርጌ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ታማኝ በየነ (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

አበበ ገላው (ኦሮማራመናፍቅ)

ወዘተ.

👉 እንግዲህ ፪x “ኢብራሂም”ን እስካነሳን ድረስ ታዋቂውና ታታሪው ግብጻዊ ኦርቶዶክስ ወንድማችን “ሬይሞንድ ኢብራሂም”(ግብጽ ክርስቲያኖች ስማቸውን ሳይቀር እንዲቀይሩ ስለተገደዱ ነው እንጂ ከእስልምና በፊት አብርሃም ነበር) ያካፈለንና በቪዲዮው የተነበበው ጽሁፍ እነሆ፦

👉“የሙስሊሞች አስገድዶ መድፈር እና ሆን ተብሎ ዓይነ ስውርነት”

Muslim Rape and Willful Blindness”

By Raymond Ibrahim

👉 እዚህ ይቀጥሉ / Continue reading…

The use of rape as a weapon of war is as old as warfare itself. In Bosnia in the 1990s, thousands of Muslim women were brutalised by Bosnian Serb forces, who set up “rape camps” as part of a policy of “ethnic cleansing”. In 2001, the UN’s Yugoslav war crimes tribunal redefined mass rape as a crime against humanity. Yet there have been many similar atrocities since then, including in South Sudan, Syria, Iraq, and Myanmar.

Now the world looks on – or rather, looks away – as it happens again. Today, in Tigray, in northern Ethiopia, large numbers of women and girls are again being subjected to “unimaginable” terror and suffering as a result of pervasive sexual violence. The word “unimaginable” is taken from a disturbing new report on Tigray by Parliament’s international development committee – a report largely ignored by the British government and media.

Reporting from Tigray last week, where fighting erupted in November after government-led forces invaded to topple the region’s breakaway leadership, the International Rescue Committee charity warned the crisis was especially affecting women. “Women are having to engage in sexually exploitative relationships, receiving small amounts of money, food and/or shelter to survive and feed their children,” an IRC spokesman said.

“Rape is being used as a weapon of war across the conflict. Multiple displaced people have given eyewitness accounts of mass rape. Women who are assaulted are in need of multiple levels of care, including emergency contraceptives, and drugs to prevent HIV in addition to psychological support. With 71% of hospital and medical facilities damaged and many looted, medical supplies are scarce,” the IRC said.

Ethiopia’s prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, opened the way for this mass victimisation of women with his disastrous decision to attack. Once feted as a peacemaker, he will be remembered as the man who chose brute force to settle a political argument, in one of the world’s most fragile states, in the middle of a global pandemic.

After failing to secure the quick victory he predicted, Abiy has minimised the scale of the emergency. The latest UN assessment tells a different story: 4.5 million people in need of food and assistance, hundreds of thousands displaced, 67,000 refugees sheltering in Sudan, and humanitarian convoys blocked. Opposition parties say more than 50,000 people have died. Amnesty International last week decried a “ferocious tide” of rights violations including “numerous credible reports of women and girls being subjected to sexual violence, including gang rape, by Ethiopian and Eritrean soldiers”.

Save the Children also sounded the alarm. Thousands of children separated from their families were at daily risk of abuse while living in “unsafe and dire conditions” in informal camps, it said. “Many survivors are too scared to report sexual assault or seek treatment due to stigma and fear of reprisal”.

The worst crimes are often hidden from view, Doctors Without Borders said: “Many of Tigray’s six million people live in mountainous and rural areas where they are all but invisible to the outside world.” Malnutrition was on the rise, especially among children and pregnant women, it said.

The extent of the fighting is unclear, given the government’s internet blackout, reporting restrictions, and unreliable official information. Civilian casualties continue to mount, regional analysts say. Accumulating evidence suggests war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed by all parties. But Abiy’s army, the Eritrean troops he secretly invited into Tigray, and Amhara militia are believed to be the main culprits.

His initial bullishness dispelled, Abiy now describes the war he began as “tiresome”, says some reports of atrocities are exaggerated or faked, and has promised investigations. He claims Eritrean soldiers are withdrawing. There’s no doubt opposition forces are also much to blame for continuing carnage and misery. But hopes Abiy will heed appeals to stop fighting and open peace talks were dashed last weekend when Ethiopia’s council of ministers formally designated Tigray’s leadership, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, as a terrorist organisation. The International Crisis Group warns guerrilla warfare could drag on for years.

Anyone expecting decisive international intervention is likely to be disappointed. The African Union has proved ineffective, the UN security council even more so. G7 foreign ministers, meeting in London last week, went out of their way to avoid upsetting Abiy’s government, which they persist in regarding as a strategic ally rather than a problematic actor.

“We condemn the killing of civilians, rape and sexual exploitation, and other forms of gender-based violence,” the G7 communique said. It backed an investigation process, called for a ceasefire and improved humanitarian access, and urged “a clear, inclusive political process in Tigray”.

But direct pressure on Abiy, such as the threat of sanctions and aid cuts, and concerted, collective action to find and prosecute those legally responsible for atrocities and mass rapes were wholly lacking. It was a feeble start for US president Joe Biden’s putative “alliance of democracies” and Boris Johnson’s idea of Britain as a global “force for good”.

Maintaining Ethiopia’s “unity and territorial integrity” appears to be the west’s main concern. Yet under Abiy’s divisive leadership, lethal clashes between the Oromo and Amhara ethnic groups are escalating. Political violence affects several regions. A possible war with Egypt looms over Addis Ababa’s new Blue Nile dam. And on 5 June, ill-prepared, boycotted, and un-monitored national elections that Abiy vows to win could drive Ethiopians further apart.

Under Abiy, Ethiopia – once Africa’s big success story – is at growing risk of fracture and failure. The international community should call him personally to account before it’s too late.

Tigray’s abused, abandoned women cannot do it themselves. Unseen and unheard, they are drowning in a sea of tears.

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Ethiopia: Exposing The War in Tigray | A Campaign of Ethnic Cleansing

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

👉 በትግራይ የሚካሄደው ጦርነት ሲጋለጥ | የዘር ማጽዳት ዘመቻ

Massacres, gang rapes, forced famine – the list of atrocities being reported in Tigray, Ethiopia is long and growing. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed declared the military intervention officially over in November, but the situation on the ground clearly does not reflect that. And there are concerns that the situation is starting to resemble a campaign of ethnic cleansing.

💭 እባክዎን የሚከተለውን አሳዛኝ እና አእምሮን የሚነካ የ ‘ሮየተርስ’ ሪፖርት ያንብቡ። የትግራይ ተወላጆች በሂትለር ማጎሪያ ካምፖች ውስጥ እንደ አይሁድ እራሳቸውን እያገኙ ነው፡፡ ዋይ! ዋይ! ዋይ!

የአረመኔው ግራኝ አብዮት አህመድ አሊ ኦሮሞ አገዛዝ “የኦሮሞ ነፃነት ሰራዊት” የሚባለውን “የሽብርተኛ አካል” ብሎ መፈረጁ የሚታወቅ ነው፡፡ በሕገ-ወጡ የኦሮሚያ ክልልም “ጦርነት እየተካሄደ ነው” ይሉናል፤ ስለዚህ አሁን ጥያቄው፤ በአሸባሪው አብዮት አህመድ የሚመራው የኦሮሞ-አገዛዝ በብሄር ኦሮሞዎች በሆኑት ላይ በትግራዋያን ላይ የሜፈጸመውን ዓይነት አድሎ ሲፈጽም እናየዋለንን? ኦሮሞችን ለማሰር ፣ ለማገድ ፣ ለማባረር እና ወደ ካምፖች እንዲገቡ ማድረግ ይጀምራልን? አይ! ኦሮሞዎች በኦሮሞዎች ላይ? ለጊዜው፤ በጭራሽ ! ትግራዋያን የጋራ ጠላቶቻቸው እስካሉ ድረስ ይህ በጭራሽ አይሆንም!

👉 Please read the following sad and mind-blowing ‘Reuters’ report. Tigrayans are finding themselves like Jews in Hitler’s concentration camps. Woow! Evil Abiy Ahmed’s Oromo regime just designated the so-called „Oromo Liberation Army“ „ as a terrorist entity. So, the question now is, are we going to see Oromo-lead Abiy Ahmed’s Oromo-lead regime’s crackdown on Ethnic Oromos? Are they going to arrest, suspend, dismiss and summon Oromos to camps? No! Oromos against Oromos? This will never happen, as long as they have common enemies in Tigrayans!

💭 Special Report-Ethiopia’s Crackdown on Ethnic Tigrayans Snares Thousands

💭 ልዩ ዘገባ በሺዎች የሚቆጠሩ ትግራዋይን ላይ በአዲስ አበባ እና ሌሎች ቦታዎች ኢትዮጵያ‘/ኦሮሚያ እየወሰደችው ያለችው አድሏዊ እርምጃ

አዲስ የእስረኞች ማዕበል

የትግራይ ወታደሮች ታገዱ ፣ ወደ ካምፖች ተጠሩ

የትግራይ ዲፕሎማቶች ተባረዋል

ከታሳሪዎቹ መካከል አንድ ቄስ ፣ ሁለት ሴቶች ልጆች እና ለማኝ/የኔ ቢጤዎች ነበሩ የተያዙት ትግራዋይነታቸውን የሚያሳይ መታወቂያ ለፖሊስ ካሳዩ በኋላ ነው፡፡

☆ A New Wave Of Arrests

☆ Tigrayan Soldiers Suspended, Summoned To Camps

☆ Tigrayan Diplomats Dismissed

☆ A priest, two women with small children and a beggar were among the detainees, the health worker said. They were arrested after showing police an identity card issued by Tigray authorities.

Police arrested Tigrayan street trader Nigusu Mahari last year as he strolled along the traffic-clogged streets of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa. He says he was speaking on the phone in the language of his homeland, a distant region in the north.

Officers accused the broom hawker of planning a bombing, trying to overturn the constitution and working with Tigrayan rebel fighters. Nigusu professed his innocence. Six weeks later, a judge released him on bail without charge, court records show, after Reuters began inquiring about his case.

Nigusu is among thousands of Tigrayans swept up in a nationwide crackdown that started last November, when fighting erupted in Tigray between federal forces and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF), the party that dominated the national government until three years ago. Tigrayans themselves are a small minority in Ethiopia’s mosaic of more than 90 ethnic groups and nationalities.

“They arrested me from the street because I spoke Tigrinya,” Nigusu, 25, told Reuters. He said he was just one of three dozen from his home region in the same jail. “I saw 35 Tigrayans, and I told myself that this is not about the TPLF. It’s about the Tigrayan people.”

Authorities did not respond to questions about Nigusu’s case. Federal police spokesman Jeylan Abdi told Reuters that if innocent people are detained, they are swiftly released. Police have caught many TPLF supporters “red-handed with firearms and ammunition,” he wrote in a text message.

Tigrayans say the government’s efforts to crush a TPLF rebellion have unleashed an ethnic witch hunt against them. Across the country, Tigrayans have been arrested, harassed, sacked or suspended from their jobs, or had their bank accounts temporarily frozen, according to bank records, letters from employers and interviews with government officials, rights groups and lawyers.

Reuters spoke to more than two dozen Tigrayans who said their careers and personal lives have been upended because of their ethnicity. They included families of Tigrayan soldiers who’ve been rounded up and put in detention camps; Tigrayan diplomats dismissed or suspended from their postings; academics barred by their universities from lecturing; Tigrayan civilians who say they were arbitrarily detained, and Tigrayan peacekeepers who sought asylum in South Sudan, fearing arrest if they returned home. Most spoke on condition of anonymity, citing concerns over their safety.

The allegations come in the wake of reports of major rights abuses in Tigray – including mass killings of civilians and gang rapes of Tigrayan women. In April, Reuters detailed accounts of women tortured and raped in conditions that a regional official described for the first time as “sexual slavery.”

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, whose parents are from Ethiopia’s two biggest ethnic communities, has stressed that his government’s fight is with the TPLF and has called on his countrymen not to discriminate against Tigrayans as a group. His spokeswoman, Billene Seyoum, told Reuters the prime minister “spearheads a vision of a united Ethiopia with zero tolerance for discrimination based on ethnic identity.” To insinuate that suspects are arrested because of their ethnicity “is interfering in upholding the rule of law and purposely fomenting divisions,” she added.

Attorney General Gedion Timothewos said there was no government policy to “purge” Tigrayan officials. He conceded, however, that some state organizations “may have overestimated their exposure or vulnerability” to penetration by the TPLF.

“The TPLF had a huge network in Addis, so we had to err on the side of caution,” Gedion said. “I would not rule out that innocent people might be caught up in this situation.”

The at times heavy-handed response is fueling Tigrayan anger and complicating Abiy’s efforts to end the conflict in Tigray. Thousands of people have been killed and more than 1.7 million displaced.

Fighting started on Nov. 4 when, according to the government, forces loyal to the TPLF, the then-governing party in Tigray, attacked army bases in the region. The violence followed months of deteriorating relations between the TPLF and the federal government over what the party sees as discrimination against Tigrayans and attempts to centralise power – accusations the government rejects. A TPLF spokesman has denied that the group made the first strike.

Tigray is the most dramatic example of ethnic and regional tensions that are surfacing across Ethiopia, imperilling the multiethnic democracy of Africa’s second-most populous nation and a regional linchpin. Ethiopia hosts the African Union headquarters. Its security services work closely with Western intelligence against Islamist extremists. And its peacekeepers serve in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan. More than 60,000 Tigrayan refugees have fled into neighbouring Sudan, where a long-simmering border dispute is heating up.

“With the conflict in Tigray set to continue, and many people there supporting armed resistance and even secession, the pressing challenge for the prime minister is holding the country together rather than how to further unify it,” said William Davison, an Ethiopia analyst at the International Crisis Group, a research organization that seeks to prevent deadly conflicts.

A NEW WAVE OF ARRESTS

Although a minority of nearly 6 million in the country of 109 million, Tigrayans used to dominate Ethiopia’s government, armed forces and economy. Over nearly three decades, the TPLF ruled with an iron grip. Surveillance was all pervasive – there was said to be a government informer in every street – and dissidents lived with the constant threat of arrest.

When Abiy became prime minister in 2018, he pledged democratic change and released tens of thousands of political prisoners. The intelligence apparatus was an early target for reform. Former intelligence chief Getachew Assefa, a Tigrayan, was charged with torture and killings. He has evaded capture and hasn’t publicly addressed the accusations. His whereabouts are unknown.

Other Tigrayan intelligence agents faced similar charges or were fired. Many more left the agency. Most of the few Tigrayan intelligence officers who remained were suspended in November when the fighting broke out, said two sources familiar with the agency. The intelligence agency didn’t comment for this article.

There are no national statistics on the number of Tigrayans detained on suspicion of supporting the TPLF. Gedion, the attorney general, said the number in custody in Addis Ababa peaked at around 700 in November but fell to around 300 by mid-December. He didn’t respond to a request for a more recent figure.

Tigrayans interviewed by Reuters said there was a new wave of arrests in the capital in April this year. Around 300 Tigrayans were held in a warehouse-style building on the southern outskirts of Addis Ababa, according to a health worker who said he was detained there and a lawyer with friends and family inside.

A priest, two women with small children and a beggar were among the detainees, the health worker said. They were arrested after showing police an identity card issued by Tigray authorities.

Conditions were miserable, the health worker said, with 28 to 30 people in a room. The only food was brought in by the prisoners’ relatives or by guards in return for payment. Detainees were allowed to use the bathroom only twice a day, he said, and “had to pee inside the empty plastic container of water we used.”

The health worker said he was released without charge after eight days, on April 22, along with more than 100 others. They walked free hours after Reuters sent the attorney general an email asking about the arrests and conditions inside the building. The attorney general and police didn’t respond to a request for comment about the facility.

Reuters couldn’t determine the number of people detained in Tigray itself. Regional officials said they don’t know because many people are being held by the federal police or military. The military and police didn’t respond to requests for comment.

One flashpoint for violence is the western part of Tigray, which neighbouring Amhara region claims as its own. West Tigray residents described roundups that continued into this year, in which Amhara gunmen searched for people with Tigrayan IDs and imprisoned unknown numbers of them. Amhara sent regional forces into Tigray in November to help the military fight the TPLF. Amhara authorities didn’t comment for this article. The Amhara-appointed administrator of western Tigray, Yabsira Eshetie, has said previously only criminals were detained.

TIGRAYAN SOLDIERS SUSPENDED, SUMMONED TO CAMPS

Thousands of Tigrayan soldiers have been suspended from the Ethiopian military, amid accusations that some participated in the Nov. 4 attack. Redwan Hussein, the head of a government taskforce on the Tigray crisis, said that the suspensions were to prevent sabotage and to protect Tigrayan “brothers and sisters” from possible revenge attacks.

“Because there is that mutual suspicion, it is good to let these Tigrayan forces and soldiers stay at home – for their own safety” and “for the safety of the entire esprit de corps,” he told Reuters in November. He didn’t comment on the matter further when approached for this article.

Some Tigrayan servicemen were ordered to report to camps at locations across the country, where their phones were confiscated, half a dozen soldiers and military families told Reuters.

One man told Reuters his cousin is being held at a camp in southern Ethiopia along with more than 1,500 other Tigrayan soldiers. He showed Reuters a copy of his cousin’s military identification card and a list of 12 other camps where he said soldiers are being detained. Conditions in the camps are poor and there is little food, according to relatives. The army and the government didn’t respond to requests for comment about the camps.

Brigadier General Kiddu Alemu, a Tigrayan military attache at Ethiopia’s embassy in Nairobi, was caught up in a sweep that netted 162 senior Tigrayan officers, said his lawyer, Desta Mesfin.

When the fighting erupted in Tigray, the 62-year-old general was summoned back to Addis Ababa.

“I advised him against coming back,” said Desta, “but he told me, ‘I am old, and I did nothing wrong, so I don’t have anything to hide.’”

Kiddu flew home from Kenya on Nov. 10 and was immediately put under house arrest by members of the Ethiopian military, Desta said. No explanation was given.

Then, one night in early December, six soldiers turned up at the general’s home, the lawyer said. They took Kiddu to police headquarters, where he was held in solitary confinement. Over the next two months, Kiddu made seven court appearances. On each occasion, police sought, and were granted, permission to extend his detention. Accusations levelled against him by the police included that he participated in the Nov. 4 attacks. That charge was “absurd,” said Desta, because the general was in Nairobi at the time.

On his fifth court appearance, police accused the general, without supplying evidence, of having convinced the European Union (EU) to stop funding Ethiopia and having persuaded the Ethiopian diaspora not to donate money to law enforcement operations in Tigray. The EU suspended budget support to Ethiopia worth 88 million euros ($107 million) in January over the Tigray crisis. An EU official with direct knowledge of the matter dismissed the allegations as ‘bizarre.’

Finally, on Feb. 18, a judge ruled there was no prima facie evidence against the general and granted bail for 50,000 birr ($1,237). The general’s wife paid the bail the same day. But instead of walking free, the general was transferred into military detention, at a facility outside Addis Ababa. There he remains, with the 161 other high-ranking Tigrayan military officers, according to Desta.

“I haven’t been allowed to see him or to talk to him,” said Desta. “He hasn’t appeared in a military court, even though by law he should have been brought before a judge within 48 hours of his transfer.”

None of the Tigrayan prisoners in the jail had been brought before a judge, he added. “The aim is not really to prosecute them but to prolong their detention indefinitely.”

Ethiopian authorities didn’t respond to requests for comment about Kiddu or the other officers.

A high-ranking Tigrayan military officer, with three decades of service, told Reuters he had gone into hiding to escape arrest. He said that on the day after the TPLF attack on government forces in Tigray, his superior called him to tell him he was suspended. Reuters was unable to independently confirm his account. He said similar instructions were relayed to the around 20,000 Tigrayans serving in Ethiopia’s military.

The officer said he became increasingly alarmed in the days that followed. He was disarmed, his military-issued vehicles were taken away, and Tigrayan friends began to disappear, without explanation. He was told to report to a camp on the outskirts of the capital. Afraid, he moved his family and began sleeping at a different location every night.

On Feb. 22, 15 Tigrayan peacekeepers serving in a United Nations mission in South Sudan refused to board a flight to Ethiopia when their unit’s rotation ended and requested asylum in South Sudan, according to the U.N. One of the peacekeepers told Reuters he’d served in the military for 33 years and had never been a member of the TPLF. “I feared that would happen to me if I went back. I feared for my life.” Reuters couldn’t determine whether he was granted asylum.

The peacekeeper said he’d refused to board the plane, but 17 of his colleagues had been pushed aboard. Some of them were beaten, he said; it was unclear by whom. The U.N. confirmed there had been a “scuffle” but didn’t elaborate. Ethiopia’s government and military didn’t respond to a request for comment.

A U.N. spokesman told Reuters that a further 120 Ethiopian peacekeepers with a joint African Union-United Nations mission in Sudan’s Darfur region sought international protection earlier this month before they were due to be repatriated. Most are Tigrayan, he said.

TIGRAYAN DIPLOMATS DISMISSED

The crackdown is not limited to soldiers. Tigrayan diplomats, professors, journalists and business people said they too are feeling the backlash. Some said the crackdown predates the outbreak of fighting in November.

Yohannes Abraha, an ethnic Tigrayan and former director of southern and western European affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said he was dismissed several months before, part of what he described as broader moves to sideline Tigrayans. He provided a list with the names of 54 Tigrayans who he said were suspended or fired by the foreign ministry since the conflict erupted. Reuters reached three people on the list who confirmed they had been dismissed.

Redwan, the head of the government taskforce on the Tigray crisis, is also the state minister for foreign affairs. He told Reuters many Tigrayans still work for the government. Other Tigrayans hold senior posts in the judiciary and in state run enterprise.

“If there are TPLF individuals whose story seems to have a grain of truth, it won’t be because their ethnicity is from Tigray. It must be because they were suspected or found guilty of colluding with the criminal gang,” he said, referring to the TPLF.

The list of 54 Tigrayans includes Kassa Gebreyohannes Gebremichael, former deputy head of mission at the Ethiopian Embassy in Moscow. Kassa showed Reuters a Dec. 21 letter from the foreign ministry informing him he was being dismissed after failing to respond to three summons to return to Addis Ababa and present himself at the ministry. He told Reuters he feared arrest if he went home.

Kassa said he had a disagreement with the Ethiopian ambassador to Moscow over the war in Tigray, and was suspended after sharing on the embassy’s Facebook page a Russian government post calling for a peaceful solution to the conflict. The deputy military attache in Moscow and a Tigrayan driver at the embassy were also suspended, Kassa said. Reuters confirmed the suspensions with both men, neither of whom was on the list. The embassy did not respond to a request for comment.

Another diplomat on the list said he and two Tigrayan colleagues were suspended from the consular section of an Ethiopian embassy in a Western nation. The diplomat, who asked that neither he nor his embassy be identified, shared bank records showing he had not been paid since Oct. 30. A diplomat in Europe said he was fired after refusing a summons to return to Addis Ababa days after the conflict broke out. He showed Reuters a letter that said his contract ran until 2023.

Even some Tigrayans who actively opposed the TPLF lost their jobs. A university lecturer said he was fired by his supervisor despite having stood as a candidate against the TPLF in local elections in Tigray last year. Education officials didn’t comment.

Tigrayans working at state-run agencies — including the tourist board, state-affiliated media and local municipalities — were also suspended or dismissed from their jobs, said a Tigrayan lawyer. He told Reuters a dozen such people had sought his advice. He shared documentation connected to two of these cases that supported his account.

Despite the TPLF’s former dominance, many Tigrayans are poor. Among them is Nigusu, the young broom-seller. An eighth-grade dropout, he left the family farm in Tigray three years ago to eke out a living in Addis Ababa.

He sold handmade brooms amid the traffic fumes in a market neighbourhood, where ancient Lada taxis nicknamed “Blue Donkeys” inch past men hawking bundles of mildly narcotic qat leaves.

Police stopped Nigusu on Nov. 7, three days after the fighting started in Tigray. Nigusu said he was frantic with worry about his family back home. All phone and internet connections were down. He told Reuters that when he was arrested, he was speaking to a relative who also lives outside Tigray. He said officers seized the 2,000 birr ($50) cash he was carrying and beat him.

The police accused him of being a terrorist, court documents show. They said he was overheard discussing planting bombs.

“I told them I know nothing about bombs, and everything is a fabrication,” Nigusu said.

He tried to put on a brave front. During one of seven brief court appearances, Nigusu waved to his elder brother, Berhe Hadera, then put his hands over his heart.

Berhe borrowed 6,000 birr to pay for bail, according to a receipt seen by Reuters. But the police refused to free Nigusu, who said he was held in a small cell without a window. He said he saw three dozen other Tigrayans in custody at the same time.

Nigusu was freed in December. He has since left Addis Ababa to stay with family in Tigray, preferring to take his chances in a war zone than remain in the capital.

“I came here (to Addis Ababa) to beat poverty and change my life,” Nigusu said. “But now I would rather lose my hand than live here. After this, I am not an Ethiopian.”

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MSF | #TigrayGenocide | #TigrayGenocidio | #TigrayGenozid | የዘር ማጥፋት በትግራይ

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 7, 2021

En los ultimos seis meses se han cometido todo tipo de actos de genocidio en Tigray de odio por motivos étnicos y religiosos.

Rehabilitamos un puesto de salud destruido y saqueado en Adiftaw, en la región etíope de Tigray.

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፴/30ቱ የጉዕተሎ መድኃኔ ዓለም ቤተክርስቲያን ሰማዕታት እነዚህ ናቸው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 5, 2021

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

✞✞✞ በቤተክርስቲያኗ የመድኃኔ ዓለም ዓመታዊ ክብረ በዓል ዕለት፤ ማክሰኞ ታህሣሥ ፳፯/ ፪ሺ፲፫ ዓ.ም የሰማዕትነት አክሊልን የተቀዳጁት ፴/30 የጉዕተሎ መድኃኔ ዓለም ልጆችን ነፍስ በቅዱሳኑ እቅፍ ያኑርልን ከማህበረ ፃድቃን ይደምርልን። ✞✞✞

👉 የ ፴/30ውን ሰማዕታት ስም እየጠራን ለመድኃኔ ዓለም “እልልል!” 😊😊😊 እንበል!!! ይብላን ለገዳዮቻቸው!👹 ወዮላቸው!

👉❤️ የሰማዕታቱ የስም ዝርዝር

ስምጾታማዕረግ

1ቄስ ገብረ ዮሐንስ ደስታወንድየቤተክርስቲያን ሊቅ
2ቄስ ነጋ ተስፋይወንድ
3መሪጌታ ኪዳነ ማርያም ተፈሪወንድየቤተክርስቲያን ዋና ሊቅ
4ቄስ ሐዱሽ ኃይለ ማርያምወንድቄስ ገበዝ የቤተክርስቲያን ሊቅ
5ቄስ ገብሬ አጽበሐወንድየቤተክርስቲያን ሊቅ
6.ሀጎስ ሃይሉወንድ
7ኪዳኔ ተክለ ሐይማኖትወንድ
8ብርሃኔ ገብረ አረጋዊ (አንገታቸው ተቀልቷል)ወንድ
9ግርማይ ንጉሤ (ከልጃቸው ሚኪያስ ጋር)ወንድ
10ሚኪያስ ግርማይ ንጉሤ (ከአባታቸው ግርማይ ጋር)ወንድ
11ዲያቆን በርሔ ደስታ ወልደ ገብርኤልወንድ
12ዲያቆን ብርሃኔ ገብረ ሥላሴወንድ
13ዲያቆን ጽጋብ አለም ፊትዊወንድ
14ደሳለኝ ተስፉ ሀጎስወንድ
15አታክልቲ መሰለ ገብረ ዮሐንስወንድ
16ሴት መነኩሴ እታይ ዘሀፍታሴት
17ምሕረት ገብረ እግዚሴት
18ሀደጋ ለማሴት
19ካሕሳ ገብሬሴት
20ኪዳን ወልዱሴት
21ኪዳን ረዳሴት
22ለታይ ገብረ ማርያም (ከሴት ልጃቸው ብርሃን ጋር)ሴት
23ብርሃን ገብረ ጻድቅ (ከእናታቸው ለታይ ጋር)ሴት
24በኩረ ጽዮን ደስታወንድ
25ደስታሰላም ግርማይወንድ
26ብርሃኔ ገብረ ኢየሱስወንድ
27መሪ ጌታ ደሳለኝ ካህሳይወንድየቤተክርስቲያን ሊቅ
28አብረኸት እቁባዝጊFemale
29ተስፋይ ገብረ ሥላሴወንድ
30አንገሶም ገብረ ሥላሴ ታደሰወንድ

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#TigrayGenocide | Massacre in The Church of Medhanie Alem Gu’etelo, on The Parish’s Most Important Day of The Year, The Festival of Jesus The Savior of Gu’etolo

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on May 5, 2021

In Tigray, parishes celebrate, once a year, one main religious festival in their church and their homes. The parish’s church is invariably named after a patron which can be a saint, an angel or God and the festival is a yearly celebration of the church’s patron. On the eve of the festival, the parishioners and guests from outlying areas come to the church and spend the night praying, chanting and partaking in the religious celebration. On the day of the festival (in the morning or afternoon, depending on whether it is a fasting season or not), the parishioners and guests move the celebration to each of the parishioner’s houses. Every parishioner’s house hosts guests from outside the parish and the guests can stay upto 4 days.

The parish of Medhanie Alem Gu’etelo in Gulomekeda (Eastern Tigray) celebrates its main yearly festival, the Annual Festival of Jesus the Saviour, on 05 January of the year. On 05 January 2021, however, it was not a day of celebration, but rather a day of gruesome massacre.

From the eve of the festival, parishioners and guests gathered in the Church of Medhanie Alem Gu’etelo – Gu’etelo Jesus the Saviour Church – to celebrate and partake in the annual Festival of Jesus the Saviour. Battles and gunshots had been heard, but nonetheless the people gathered in the church, for this is the most important day of the year for the parish, but also to pray and seek refuge.

From 5 AM to 9 Am, Eritrean troops fired artillery at the church and the congregation, and the surrounding areas. More than thirteen artillery strikes hit the church and its compound alone, damaging and destroying the church, shattering its windows and roof, and killing its congregants. Many fled, but some remained in the church’s compound.

Around 9 AM the Eritrean troops came to the church, asked the remaining congregants to stand in one line. They then shot them dead. They also went to the small residence of the church’s elderly teacher, Priest Kidanemariam Teferi. In the house were other three scholars of the church who were with him after the church service was discontinued. These were Priest Gebreyohannes Desta, Priest Desalegn Kahsay (Meri-Geta) and Priest Gebre Atsbeha. The Eritrean troops shot four of them dead in the small house.

In the church and the church compound alone, a total of 28 people were shot dead. 27 of the victims have been identified by name. We have also identified three others killed in the surrounding areas of the church. The list is obtained from family members and eyewitnesses. 21 of the victims are males and the remaining 9 are females. The victim in number 24, Bekuretsion Desta, had mental health problems.

List of People Massacred in The Church and its Compound

NoFull NameGenderTitle


1Priest Gebreyohannes DestaMaleChurch scholar
2Priest Nega Tesfay (Aba Majur)Male
3Priest Kidanemariam Teferi (Meri-Geta)MaleThe church’s main scholar
4Priest Hadush HailemariamMaleGebez(Church leader)
5Priest Gebre AtsbehaMaleChurch Scholar
6.Hagos HailuMale
7Kidane TeklehaimanotMale
8Birhane Gebrearegawi cut his neckMale
9Girmay Niguse (with his son, Mikias)Male
10Mikias Girmay Niguse (with father, Girmay)Male
11Berhe Desta Weldegebriel (Deacon)Male
12Tsigab Alem Fitwi (Deacon)Male
13Desalegn Tesfu HagosMale
14Atakilti Mesele GebreyohannesMale
15Etay Zehafta (Nun)Female
16Mihret GebreezgiFemale
17Hadega LemmaFemale
18Kahsa GebreFemale
19Kidan WelduFemale
20Kidan RedaFemale
21Letay Gebremariam (with daughter, Birhan)Female
22Birhan Gebretsadik (with her mother, Letay)Female
23Birhane Gebresilassie (Deacon)Male
24Bekuretsion DestaMale
25Destalem GirmayMale
26Birhane Gebreyesus (near)Male
27Priest Desalegn Kahsay (Meri-Geta)MaleChurch scholar

Some Names of People Killed in The Surroundings Of The Church

No.Full NameGenderTitle
28Abrehet OqubazgiFemale
29Tesfay GebreselassieMale
30Angesom Gebreselassie Tadesse (Wedi Ageray)Male

The area is still under Eritrean control. Asked about their situation now, one resident said “no one is left here, only the old and sick that can not flee. We are not allowed to let our animals graze and we are dying of hunger. Our women are being abused. They asked my son where his parents were and when he said they went to church, they hit him hard. Please let the world know that we are perishing”. Another resident said “we need peace. We live now in terror”. A third, elderly father said “we have nothing this year. We did not collect our harvest and our animals have been slaughtered or looted. Without help, we won’t be able to make it”. A priest added “not only do we have nothing left, but also to do anything or even move, you have to pay a huge bribe, or you are simply robbed. We are in a time when a human eats a human”.

Asked whether they have been visited or comforted by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church or any official from the Ethiopian government, a priest from the parish responded saying “none”. Speaking about the church in particular, the priest said “which church? There is no church, we know that. We know who the so-called church sides with”, referring to the church’s history of being Amhara politicians’ political tool.

There seems a trend of in the invading forces committing massacres on special religious holidays. The massacre in Mariam Dengelat was also committed during the annual celebration of the festival of Saint Mary of Tsion, which is the patron of the church and the parish. The Bora massacre was committed on the Christmas time, the destruction and looting in Gulle was committed on the day of Timqat, and the shelling of a church in Daero was committed on Sunday.

Source

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