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A new video from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) purportedly shows the group killing captured Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

The 29-minute video released online on Sunday shows two groups of dark-skinned captives. It says one group is held by an ISIL affiliate in eastern Libya and the other by an affiliate in the south.

A masked fighter delivers a long statement before the video switches between footage of the captives in the south being shot to death and the captives in the east being beheaded on a beach.

The footage released online shows one group of about 12 men being beheaded by armed men on a beach and another group of at least 16 being shot in the head in a desert area.

It was not immediately clear who the captives were.

The video bore the official logo of the ISIL media arm Al-Furqan and resembled previous videos released by the group.

A text on the screen identifies the men as “followers of the cross from the enemy Ethiopian Church”.

Source: Al Jazeera

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    November 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

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  8. badeg

    October 26, 2015 at 11:51 am

    bewnet betam yasazinal

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    August 23, 2015 at 10:03 pm

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  10. Seble yacob

    May 31, 2015 at 8:03 pm

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    May 25, 2015 at 2:37 pm

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  12. Anonymous

    May 23, 2015 at 11:12 pm

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  13. Teshome wantala

    May 19, 2015 at 7:49 pm

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  14. Juhar mume

    May 14, 2015 at 4:48 pm

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  15. Anonymous

    May 14, 2015 at 8:42 am

    those victims paid endless sacrifies. god mayput them with him &gave them an eternal salvation.isis defines what the group needs.terrirists have no objective.we ethiopians never scared even whatever occurs.
    anyone can never control the world except GOD

  16. Anonymous

    May 14, 2015 at 6:16 am

    SORY SORY BETEM AZINALOW

  17. Anonymous

    May 9, 2015 at 2:06 am

    isis will pay more for his inhuman action on our citizen..you know who we ethiopians are

  18. berkiti gaberhiowt

    May 6, 2015 at 9:27 am

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    May 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

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  20. Anonymous

    May 1, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    yssznal…mtnnat yhal ywne……..????/

  21. Wegen

    April 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    This is exactly what they want,a war between Christians and our Muslim sisters and brothers .

  22. Anonymous

    April 28, 2015 at 9:34 am

    ETHIOPIA WILL BE THE ONLY COUNTRY WHO SUCCEED IN DESTROYING AND FREEING THE WORLD FROM THIS EVIL SO CALLED ISIS

  23. Anonymous

    April 28, 2015 at 9:31 am

    These ISIS animals must be eradicated and destroyed and any Muslim who support their ideology will be burned to ashes. I resent anyone who try to convince us “meaning Christians” their action is outside Islam. Reminder their prophet did spread islam through invading and killing non christians

  24. Abera Moreda

    April 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    It’s a fake video. I don’t believe that any one Ethiopian christian is killed. This is a fake video of warmongers to scare us, divide humanity and do whatever they want to do. They think every body is a sheep. How come only young, all male Christians are selected? Where are the women Ethiopian Christians? Not a single woman? I know for sure there are quite a large number of Ethiopian christian female migrants in North Africa. How come the alleged ISIS terrorists are all so giant, with a very neat uniforms, untouched new guns etc??

  25. habtamumak

    April 27, 2015 at 6:53 am

    fake you isis & I hate you

  26. Ibraheem Joomah

    April 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    For all christian don’t ensult muslims instead Isis

  27. mekides getachew

    April 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    amelak hoy bekachu belen ethiopian barkat

  28. degefe

    April 25, 2015 at 11:14 am

    your end is just coming because ethiopia is the country of jesuschrist, you divil know him well.

  29. Mulugeta mekonen

    April 24, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I haven’t word to brife IsIS, generally they are not humanbeing .

  30. Haile Berihulay

    April 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    How Awful.Those guys are not human but, they are doven

  31. Aysheshum

    April 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    ethiopian sheep beheaded in livya by dull mind isis

  32. Jilcha

    April 24, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    This is a work of Diablos

  33. ጎሹ

    April 24, 2015 at 7:46 am

    እውነት ብለሃል/ ብለሻል ሰው ሰውን ሲቀላ ማየት ማመን የማያስችል ድርጊት አይተናል የሰው ስጋ የለበሱ ሰይጣኖች እንጂ ሰው ናቸው የፈፀሙት ለማለት አያስችልም

  34. God is greatest .

    April 24, 2015 at 4:27 am

    isis! know that we have a wonderful live after we leave earth. hopefully our brothers u killed last time where in heaven floor with Jesus Christ. you are terrorist group not other real Muslim brother. please change your wrong ideology. waaqayyoon Kenya gudda dha.

  35. kalkidan

    April 24, 2015 at 2:12 am

    I am coming to reveng u instead of my chirstian brothers you are son of beach, jackass,stupid,monsters….Goddamn if you have strong power why dont u kill americans,france,uk,Germany’s citizen bastard

  36. Sultan

    April 24, 2015 at 1:10 am

    This is norrow minded.muslim means, peace for world.:-Allah keeps ethiopia.

  37. Mehamed

    April 24, 2015 at 12:41 am

    For all christian, don,t enselt muslim instead isis.’isis’ is asimple warier and muslim is afllower of alah.I fell your fell for innocent.

  38. Zebiba

    April 24, 2015 at 12:21 am

    Alah not let us to do this.b/c mans are not sheep.

  39. Kedir

    April 24, 2015 at 12:15 am

    Isis you will be to the hele.b/c those are ethiopians to be killed.

  40. Ahmed

    April 24, 2015 at 12:06 am

    Betam yasazinal alah firdun yest.

  41. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    If there is no streangth gov,t in our country, it will be happened like libiya.

  42. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    This is equal to with animal

  43. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    Betam aznenale

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    April 23, 2015 at 5:28 pm

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    April 23, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    @anonymous u right..exactly based by f*king USA

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    April 23, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    @kule don’t be Un idiot
    wach ur mouth before u speak..
    This never engaged by Muslim …

  47. Kerry-Ann

    April 23, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    **take

  48. Kerry-Ann

    April 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    This is disgusting! What gives them the right to tale away lives? Power hungry scumbags!!!

  49. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Nebsen gen megdel aichalem

  50. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    God is always with us, don’t break ur heart, God the

    most high knows what will do next. we have hope still there is a time let us unit togather and fight against terorist , in everywhere u go envastaget lilke a police. mundere ,killers , my heart is crying the blood of innocent people flowing everywhere. oh my God do something,

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    April 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

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  52. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 11:01 am

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  53. leul

    April 23, 2015 at 10:49 am

    isis you thought like a hero you know what you are a fucking whore !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 9:04 am

    reast in peace our ethiopian & another brothers.amen!!!!

  55. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 8:41 am

    people live in Ethiopia learn one things from this action if we eat one cup of Colo in our country rather than what we get from abroad countries.

  56. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 8:33 am

    GOD GIVE STRENGTH FOR DEAD PEOPLE FAMILIES AND THEIR PARENTS

  57. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 8:21 am

    ኦ ጌታየ መድሃኒቴ እየሱስ ክርስቶስ ዮይ የሚያደርጉትን አያውቁም እና ይቅር በላቸው!

  58. birhanu

    April 23, 2015 at 5:43 am

    isis betam yasazenal wude ethopian endzeh madergu kesew leje yemayetbek sera new kensesat bemen yelyalu

  59. Anonymous

    April 23, 2015 at 4:23 am

    Abasena ,this is big folt and fail for ISIS if they are think us human being.

  60. Yaregal

    April 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    It will not take too much time for those arrogant cowards to get their price. Long live for Ethiopians. R.I.P

  61. meli

    April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    they are gaint satans!!! besew temeslew kesi’ol yewetu diyabilos nachew!!!!
    God bless ethiopia,africa,the world from gaint devils (isis) , really?!?! they use islam as cover?
    i wonder which organization use from all this chaos, and I AM SURE MUSLIMS HAVEN’T FORGOT TEN WHO WELCOMED THEM IN TIMES OF FEAR AND FLEE.let me tell u incase u dont remember, mohammod of urs told u to love ethiopians. all isis want is to get in ethiopia by creating civil war. ethiopians peoples of peace and love.
    R.I.P

  62. kalu

    April 22, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    may god give us the strength to win them back

  63. Tadesse Meried

    April 22, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    በተፈጸመዉ ድርጊት በጣም አዝኝያለሁ ሽብርተኝነትን እስከመጨረሻዉ እንዋጋን ኢትዮጵያዊያን ተቻችለን የመኖር ባህላችንን አጠናክረን መቀጠል አለብን ለሟች ቤቴሰቦችና መላዉ የኢትዮጵያ ህዝብ መጽናናትን እመኛለሁ

  64. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    the sudest time egzio.

  65. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    IT is a great to sadness to All ETHIOPIAN People

  66. Abriham

    April 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    what a setan people. stop stop

  67. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Ethiopian peoples those who murdered in Libya by ISIS Is not only died but also they are Ethiopian visioners

  68. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    those who kill our people also killed according what they believed on

  69. Yeshiwas Eshetie

    April 22, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    “Selam Lekulkmu”
    In the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Holly Bible-God said “Selam Lekulkmu”-“selam lehulachihu yihun” meaning peace for all. peace for the world. peace for all lives; peace for all age and gender; peace for all ethnicity; peace for all religion;peace for all peoples; peace for the earth; peace for everything not only for human beings.why? because there is no development; rule of law; democracy; prosperity; justice;etc if no peace in the world. that is why the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church always sings “peace for the world ” in here Kidasie. let God keep the soles of the died families in paradise. let us struggle for peace in the world.

  70. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    yes, what

  71. kedeja

    April 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    sham on ISIS thos are relay pure puple they are looking work to fill there stomak. why? why? why?

  72. getachew ledeta

    April 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    I am so sory i said they are humanbjng it their muslim i don’t belive it -muslim religion is this i am so sorry nebs yemar yegna egziabhar —amen.

  73. Ashenafi tesfaye

    April 22, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Egziyabier nebsachewn be genet yanurelen

  74. Me

    April 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    I am so so sorry for those who are murdered but’ Isis is simply vehicle for Illuminati conspiracy(NW

  75. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Really!

  76. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 10:43 am

    Isis is neither chirstian nor muslim even thuogn they are not human beings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  77. ፀዱ

    April 22, 2015 at 8:29 am

    አዝኛለው በጣም መፅናናትን ለመላው እምዬ ኢ/ት ህዝብ

  78. jewanspeter

    April 22, 2015 at 7:13 am

    IsIs you are realy illitrate,rude,merderer&no one being a human can not follow you. you should know you are not power full than our God & You makes us strongly related with our God!!!
    You are anti human beig!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. mulie

    April 22, 2015 at 7:03 am

    words fail me to express how much this is action of inhumanity .I WISH GOD BLESS ETHIOPIA AND PUT THE LIVES SCARIFIES IN THE PLACE OF “GENET” ALL ETHIOPIANS SHOULD AWARE OF THIS ACTION AND STRAGGLE WITH THE ESSENCE WISDOM .

  80. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 4:57 am

    Isis know that u r not powerfull than our god

  81. desta daymal

    April 22, 2015 at 4:22 am

    lemen aderegu is is yetebal seyetan?

  82. desta daymal

    April 22, 2015 at 4:18 am

    god give panshement for IS IS god give pesent for engured famely.

  83. Anonymous

    April 22, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Lemin aninesam?

  84. ashu

    April 21, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    lemin yiwaashal!!!!!antenna meselochih michu huneta bitagengu indezihu new yemitadergut.mikiniyatum kiri/yanin megdel tsidq new bile silastemaruachihu new .

  85. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I Have no words about this anti human beings.I’m sory ,I’m sorry

  86. netsanet

    April 21, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    god send mercy for your soul.god pay you for what you did not me or any body else.such cruel.(for ISIS)

  87. Ruth Tesfaye

    April 21, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    you are not stronger then God ISIS

  88. Ruth Tesfaye

    April 21, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    May God give u the punishment u deserve ISIS don’t waste ur time by killing
    think first before u do devil’s work
    Some day May God help me I will take revenge that day u will learn how it hearts to be punished
    be wise devil’s be wise
    I under stand now how foolish u are ISIS
    May God give blessing to Ethiopia

  89. Ruth

    April 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    May God give us strength to fight

  90. Ruth

    April 21, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    May God give u the punishment u deserve ISIS don’t waste ur time by killing
    think first before u do devil’s work
    Some day May God help me I will take revenge that day u will learn how it hearts to be punished
    be wise devil’s be wise
    I under stand now how foolish u are ISIS
    May God give blessing to Ethiopia

  91. Ruth

    April 21, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    May God give u the punishment u deserve ISIS don’t waste ur time by killing
    think first before u do some murder
    Some day May God help me I will take revenge that day u will learn how it hearts to be punished
    May God bless Ethiopa

  92. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Genocide! may GOD stop them

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    really genocide it is! may GOD stop this doing ‘ E/R genet lay yagbachihuhu.'[

  93. Andinet Zeleke

    April 21, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    what is the purpose of killing these innocent brothers? you are very stupid and devils. we will defeat you soon.

  94. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    As we know before we are the great on the arm struggle but we choice peace for development ifeel sorry by that activity. one day i have hope to pay these activity back to you.GOD PROTECT THEIR SOUL.

  95. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    one day i have hope to pay you back

  96. hab

    April 21, 2015 at 2:06 pm

    we r the people who have done favour for the Arab and the African countries we r the people who sacrified for the freedom and equality of others so the y should not kill our innocent people there is one saying one who give u cow should not forbid milk.we pray to God and we r sure God will revange them and the innocent people will be in heaven the killers will go hell

  97. hab

    April 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I have no words to say God will pay u for what u have done this Ethiopians are brave they have sacrificed for their religion and have no sin

  98. hab

    April 21, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I have no words to say God will pay u for what u have done

  99. BAAT

    April 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    it’s heart breaking. It is unbelievable to see that it has done by humn being, rather by the idiot Sayitan.

  100. Tessema

    April 21, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Mr. ISIS,
    You are biggest mistake maker.
    Please don’t waste your time and money unnecessarily
    We Ethiopian Christians don’t afraid of Any suffering because ..
    Our Ancestors sacrificed more than this to keep Christianity in Ethiopia and we are ready to be sacrificed more than this and keep our Christianity forever.
    Suffering gives Us Opportunity to Prove Our Commitment to God.
    Suffering gives evidence of God’s wisdom, power, and faithfulness to his promises.
    Ethiopia is Land of Love and Peace!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Even we are praying for you, because you are doing things without the knowledge of God. May God remove the evil from you!!!

  101. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    asazagenwe

  102. xtian

    April 21, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    @sara….islam is growin faster bcz of its satanic activity like killin……nd u islams have a low IQ u animals nd dont insult any of the people of ethiopia(christian).le alahachihu yesewachihuachew bcha aybekachihum….nd we wont say RIP cz our almighty god already put their soul on haeven.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  103. xtian

    April 21, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    @sara….islam is growin faster bcz of its satanic activity like killin……nd u islams have a low IQ u animals nd dont insult any of the people of ethiopia(christian).le alahachihu yesewachihuachew bcha aybekachihum….nd we wont say RIP cz our almighty god already put their soul on haven.!!!!!!!!!!!!

  104. Banbul

    April 21, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    no word to say non human ISIS

  105. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    isis you will pay for what you are doing. there is strong power behind all chiristian,God,. you will be finshed off soon. *you will be killed in a way much cruel than u r doing* don’t u know that even the most stupid Biladen died. we are not afraid of the vedio that u r realising. we are not afraid of death. we are ready to sacrify our life for our religion.

  106. hailemichael

    April 21, 2015 at 11:49 am

    my heart is broken for them,i cannot stop my tears,oh almighty GOD,put their soul in heaven;consolidation for ethiopians;amen!!!

  107. Rebika

    April 21, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Nefasachun begenet yanurew

  108. BEMINET

    April 21, 2015 at 11:25 am

    በእወነት እላችሃለሁ ሰው በሰው ላይ ጭካኔ ፈጸመ ተብሎ ሲነገር ሰምቼአለሁ የጭካኔ እርምጃው ምክንያትንም አድምጬ
    ሚዛናዊ አስተያየቴን የሰነዘርኩበት ጊዜም አለ አሁን ግን የጭካኔው ደረጃ መክፋቱ ብቻ ሳይሆን ያሳዘነኝ ሰው ሰውን ያለምክንያት
    በእንዲህ አይነት ዘግናኝና አስጸያፊ ሁኔታ ሲያርድ ሳይ የሰው አካል የተሸከመ ሰይጣን በመሃላችን እንዳለ ተገንዝቤአለሁ

  109. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 11:14 am

    This is really setanisim doing. The son of evil do like you Muslim did on innocent people

  110. asegid

    April 21, 2015 at 11:10 am

    azignalehu

  111. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 10:54 am

    weladite amlak tiqebelachihu

  112. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 10:37 am

    play

  113. degife

    April 21, 2015 at 8:42 am

    O our God please once visit the Ethiopia &Her people.why these all evil existed on Her children.Please our God revenge them(IsIs) those who beheaded my brothers & sisters.

  114. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 8:41 am

    This is the teaching of Mohamed & his Qur’an. this is the wrong way.

  115. kule

    April 21, 2015 at 7:26 am

    we fight fuck Muslim GOD WITH ETHIOPIA

  116. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Yemotutn nefsachewun begenet yanurln yalutn yekristiyan. Amlak yitebkachewu!!!!!

  117. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 6:33 am

    bedebub africa lemtenoru ethiopian bemulu e/g kenanete gar yehun

  118. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Yes you r absolutely right Isis has been created by power full organization so that world can’t have peace this is not about Muslim and Christian
    This about doing businesses. This must stop

  119. zerihun

    April 21, 2015 at 6:13 am

    Asazagn new

  120. tesfaye

    April 21, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Yemotute wondimochachin Nefisi EGZIABIHER ende Semaitat yikebelilin. Bezih Alem moltoti & Deltoti yeminor manim yelem; Ebakachihu wondimochachin & Ehitochachin be Hagerachin lifut, dikemu, siru!!

  121. abi mulugeta

    April 21, 2015 at 6:08 am

    are they this much powerful than American or western i don t think so ….

  122. Anonymous

    April 21, 2015 at 5:55 am

    asazagn new

  123. tsion mesfen

    April 21, 2015 at 4:33 am

    egizayabhair melkete alwe lkerachene enemotalene

  124. sara

    April 21, 2015 at 1:08 am

    iam
    i don’t always comment but when i read your comment, i just had to say something. instead of saying RIP to our brothers, you want to throw blame around on Muslims? this shows how narrow minded you are. for your information, islam DOES NOT preach war, if it were, islam wouldn’t be the fastest growing religion in the world. just because they read a verse from the Quran, does not make them muslim, if i read a verse from the bible does that make me christian? I don’t think you would understand my question because clearly your IQ is so little. peace

  125. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    you are a idiot

  126. annenimo

    April 20, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Sort what can we say, except praying. Satan stand with his evil works, but we defend him by God’s power.

  127. hannah

    April 20, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Hoo

  128. Eyob

    April 20, 2015 at 9:47 pm

    Weganocha ,Ethiopia egochane wade fatare tanesalech ,gefe bedale eyadaresebene newe ya fayare fete wada Ethiopia yexorale amene.

  129. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Yes

  130. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 8:18 pm

    Yess their time is OVER!…..this got to STOP!..
    It wont happen again.Ethiopians were the last
    People to eff with.iam 100% sure.ISIS is OVER and DONE!

  131. yasin abrahim

    April 20, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    namatan ummata misskina kana fixxerati tarkanfin hatatama motuman Ethiopia irrati fudhachu qaba !!!!!!”

  132. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    E/r nebsachewn yemar wendmoche sedet yebka menem baydelanem yenat bet seshalal

  133. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    never our religion guide in zs way, don’t mach religion with terrisom

  134. onesmos

    April 20, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Jeb Angola anonymous bull

  135. yoseph

    April 20, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    nefisanchu E/r yimiralachu ye ethipia hizb mestinanat emengalew

  136. iam

    April 20, 2015 at 3:59 pm

    u went who to balm, i will tell u who…..Muslim. why ? coz z only religion who preach war (holy war) is Quran or sheria. no other religion book declare holy war unless they use it 4 political case( by some elites). no religion in the world says “allh wee akeber” ” GOD be great ” by killling men, even if some one is behind this mess, z Quran or sheria is leading them to use if in z name of Muslim……….

  137. me

    April 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    don’t conect a religion within terrorism. we are not blaming all muslims for this action. I hope no muslims is ok with this action. let we be togather to fight such idiot doing. RIP.

  138. me

    April 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I see this people are surving satan. rather there won’t be from any of God side. I pray God to help the left people there. let God interfere. RIP!!!

  139. Hanna

    April 20, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Turast me you don’t want to see it

  140. Lewi Aligo Mursale

    April 20, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    The issue is not who was beheaded – Ethiopians, Copts etc. but the issue is that those victims were all human beings regardless of their religion. The sound world needs to follow these goons deep down into their strongholds and teach them velocity of panic and pain during the day and lets see who will cry for Allah to save them!

  141. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    very mature sophie

  142. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    I feel so sorry when i hear this news and may god keep their soul in heaven.ethiopia is the country of verjin mery she will punish them enough punishment for them

  143. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    In my understanding, Muslim means peace in simple words. Zey never do sth stupid & criminal up on others. Actually, if Zey are really Muslim & followers of Allah(sa). Hence, what we see this days in our world, what ISIS do are beyoned z ideology of muslimizim & z directives of z holly Quran. As to me ISIS leaders & members are not human beings & Zey are thinking like those animals living in forests. God bless those deads & we Ethiopian will revenge u with z help of z Great God.

  144. Oliyad

    April 20, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    No word to explain what happen to Ethiopians in different parts of the world.just simply i wanna to ask you all to pray and pray.

  145. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    eweneten now emilachuh eslimina yihenen befistum Ayazem 100%.

  146. Veto Ld

    April 20, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    #Terrorism_Has_No_Religion

  147. xtian

    April 20, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    hate that old man mohammed for real…..he is da reason for these….bastard…..he tought his followers kiling is ok in order to fullfill his thirt for money,blood….RIP u died fo ur religion…jesus died fo us so we r dyin fo him….islams plsss wake up old man is duin a majic on you.

  148. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    egzio meharina kirstos egzio meharina kirstos egzio meharina kirstos geta hoy nefsachewun beganat anurachewu ahun gin yememchah gize ende derese awukenal bekidus kali yetanagerkachewu negaroch hulu aytenal abate hoy erdan egna ye ethiopia lijochihn ye kali kidan lijoch nen eko abetu asiben bameda endanigedel erdan

  149. Amy

    April 20, 2015 at 11:45 am

    R I P my brothers
    You’re with God now!
    My heart goes out to your families!
    God guards Ethiopia!

  150. Jacques Ronel Junior

    April 20, 2015 at 11:29 am

    I I want to see this video

  151. tekachew wachiso

    April 20, 2015 at 11:24 am

    SATANIC ACTION……………………..

  152. tekachew wachiso

    April 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

    I relly sorrow for such kind of action on innocent human being!!!!!!!! Such kind of Action is not from human being it is EVIL and from the sons of SATAN………..

  153. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Muslims are not terrorist u people are the one whose wearing mask and prefer your Muslims fuck the American ciq

  154. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:21 am

    melaw ye ethiopian hzboch bederesebn asazagn ye hlina kuslet lemelaw ye ethiopian hzboch mesnanatn enmegnalen…………………………..

  155. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:17 am

    ‘Ethiopia shall stretch forth her hands unto God’ and God will punish this inhumane act committed against her sons by these backward dogs. This same Ethiopian church that these things called ‘enemy’ is the same church that welcomed their ancestors and let them live in peace during their first hejira. We Ethiopians have received Christianity from Christ himself, and He will avenge the precious blood of our dear brothers. He will crush these animals. I pray for the souls of my brothers, from my ancient land of Ethiopia, from my ancient Christian Church, in the name of our beloved Saviour Jesus Christ who will keep his promise and will receive them in Heaven : that whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Amen.

  156. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Hey fuckers islamismy religion, Allah ismy god,mohamed is my profit Quran is my holy book so this issue are not Muslims they are sent from the fucking American citizen the

  157. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Why born on this land R I P

  158. Islam Is peace.

    April 20, 2015 at 10:58 am

    You stupid idiot Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him didn’t say kill innocent people, I am a Muslim and feel so sad for the people who died. ISIS are killing every one didn’t accept their way even Muslims so why you judging all Muslim world without knowing the truth.you’re a stupid idiot Jesus will never save you from hell fire.

  159. bekele tebabal

    April 20, 2015 at 10:19 am

    keep it up for information web

  160. jamaal din

    April 20, 2015 at 9:49 am

    This are not real muslims,they are blood thirsty who r funded by the american government and de CIA just like the boko Haram and othe r terrorist groups Around the world.Islam does not teach has to kill and spill innocent blood,the only people who do are the American and british governmet,remember the trans atlantic slavery,the world war,vietnam war,the bombing of the twin towers.this were all done by blood thirsty american leaders.we know all this things and we have facts…… Peace

  161. Anoying

    April 20, 2015 at 9:33 am

    If muslim on earth no peace…The word muslim means evil….no muslim ….

  162. Majilan

    April 20, 2015 at 9:28 am

    rip my brothers

  163. afework

    April 20, 2015 at 8:50 am

    Im so sorry

  164. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 8:03 am

    RIP !!!

  165. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 7:21 am

    You will get your your value

  166. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 7:16 am

    Ethiopia government needs to fight back for its own people in order to protect the Ethiopians people not to be kill like a Dogs, by the people who’ve no true religion like Muslims that follows false prophets and s tupid Mohammed . In order to protect the true Holly Bible you need to be Israel,S.Sudan and white people

  167. naomiteklunsomi

    April 20, 2015 at 7:07 am

    You know what fuck Muslim i hait m the ass holl

  168. Tadesse kebede

    April 20, 2015 at 7:02 am

    I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.

  169. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 6:37 am

    It’s always ??????? Who they are? Who is the paying this group of people? What is the motive? It can be 1000 of questions? In the end we need to ask themselves how can we judge the globally if we don’t have answers? Think by your had and don’t share thought and ideas of others

  170. keifa

    April 20, 2015 at 6:30 am

    Satannnnnnnnnnnnnnn your time is over….our God is God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob…no way….your time overrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  171. keifa

    April 20, 2015 at 6:24 am

    zer’en krdadn seytan kab zelewo bsm yesus ymonkos….kndti bchkane abzen nefsat ztensaekayo enho bsm eti nska etebachwelu zeleka amlak Esrael ymetseka aleku…etsfi koynu eti skyat nabaka ywured…seytan hasawi eyu….

  172. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 6:24 am

    It’s always ??????? Who they are? Who is the paying this group of people? What is the motive? It can be 1000 of questions? In the end we need to ask themselves how can we judge the globally if we don’t have answers? Think by your had and don’t share thought and ideas of others.

  173. keifa

    April 20, 2015 at 6:17 am

    oh my Lord please forgive them…mercy for their soul…they don’t know what they are doing….please forgive them….but for the spirit of the darkness I command in Jesus name be scattered…be scattered..I command fire of God God of the most high in all them them in Jesus name….Amen

  174. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 5:10 am

    I believe what they said b/c they are referring Qur’an not holy bible u idiot Muslims

  175. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 5:09 am

    They are agents of Allah (Satan)

  176. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 5:02 am

    people, please use your mind…Dont believe everything you hear. those are not really true muslims…because islam teachs us peace not war. Dont judge islam by those whose cover story is islam.

  177. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 4:56 am

    This is the real Muslim teaching, which is the opposite of Christianity.

  178. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 4:44 am

    fuck muslim

  179. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 2:44 am

    Ill kill all arabs no mercey no PEACE

  180. sophie

    April 20, 2015 at 2:16 am

    Google “A Letter from the People of the Cross”. It is on YouTube. ISIS can never win. It can only make martyrs. And making martyrs is like planting seeds. Notice the response of these Orthodox Christian people who are being persecuted. They pray until their dying breath. They are true Christians who live by the words of Christ. “But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you; That you may be the children of your Father which is in heaven.” They are willing to give their lives for their faith. It is a faith worth dying for. They are not converting to Islam under threat of death, but Muslims are beginning to see the love of these Christians in comparison to ISIS and are converting to Christianity. The world watches silent as martyrs are made, but in the end, Love wins.

  181. Abraham Yeshuratnam

    April 20, 2015 at 1:56 am

    There were savages in jungles in pre-historic times. But now savagery is unleashed in the name of a religion in the present century. In the 7th century when Islam was introduced, beheading, raping, stoning, plundering, pillaging and other violent acts were widespread. That was how Arabia which had a population of idol- worshiping Arabs, Jews and Arab Christians were either forcibly converted or murdered and the entire Arabia became a Muslim country. . Everything was done in the name of ‘revelation,’ and those barbaric acts were legitimized in thre name of religion without any sense of conscience.. What are these headlines we view in social media and papers? in 21st century? Time Magazine has given the following headlines:
    Girls Who Escaped ISIS Describe Systematic Rape
    This week marks the one-year anniversary of Boko Haram’s kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls from a school in northeast Nigeria. Muslim migrants had thrown
    12 Christians overboard during a recent crossing from Libya.
    Men are being sent to the Moon in the present century. Western (Christian) culture and civilization has created a world of understanding, liberty and equality. There was no United Nations in the 7th century to halt the savagery. Why the UN and Christian powers are keeping quiet without wiping out these savages? ISIS are cowards who can kill unarmed civilians and rape helpless women. Saddam’s elite troops had to flee before Americans. These spineless ISIS cowards will shiver and flee away before NATO.or from any army of a Christian country.

  182. ananonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 1:15 am

    god is real amen

  183. ananonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 1:15 am

    discusting people need to kill these people they are out of order killing innocent people

  184. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 12:23 am

    They are not Muslims they’re Devils don’t insult The GOD for what the Devils did

  185. Anonymous

    April 20, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Your the only one who has a clue

  186. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    If you are a fighter you can show your faces, but you are just a killers and a murderers of innocent people. You can’t hide your self behind your mask for ever. The hell door is very wide open for you.

  187. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    Oh God don’t forget this barbaric evil deed!

  188. muhammed

    April 19, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    pls amgachew don’t think locally. think globally coz all terrorists who have slmic name are not represent slamic region.I now that any religion doesn’t order as the followers kill innocent people even pagan religion doesn’t do this kind of terrorism they never present our religion rather they have their own interest by the name of slamic

  189. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Fuck Alah he’s teaching killing of innocent Christians

  190. muhammed

    April 19, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    oh ya Allah were we live freely without any threat.here in south Africa my brozrs and sisters are burnt. not only there but also in Yemen now today more than 19 my brzrs are crossed by international terrorist Isis in liby.one years ago my brzrs and sister of oromoo students are killed by way and tplf in Ethiopia so where we live freely I need ur answer.

  191. kahsu haile

    April 19, 2015 at 9:34 pm

    how is the world going on? guys those grou
    ps are not enemy of one country. what is the reason to keep them alive? they r not human , lets show them no mercy.

  192. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    You are absolutely right DanDan

  193. dandan

    April 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Who created ISIS? Who is behind ISIS? They are intentionally created by some powerful organizations who benefits from war and chaos.

  194. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    this is the sign of failurity you guys. you yourself is supporter of alshabab i think. God will respond you.

  195. @doorsaasaabaa

    April 19, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Be sure that totally you are fom 19th century. Ethiopia is not selling out the Ethiopians natural resources to Chinese and others by the name of investment. Rather, struggling to feed hugely increasing population. what Eth looks like before. did we resourceful and rich. think that what do you do if you were given chance to lead the nation of 86 diversity with non oil economy. think twice before you judge. cos this may not be the factor for this happening. you are totally confused on governance and economy/resources. any way, things are nothing, just happened to be happened. It also happened among those who are richer. So, pls never abuse eth people with this dirty and garbage thinking of you. just throw this garbage thinking in the garbage container. think always positively and for prosperity cos this is normal to your life.

  196. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Geta hoy meche timetaleh

  197. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Well done

  198. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    They are Shaitans. 100% not human.

  199. ser

    April 19, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    death is nothing for christians b/c mankind created to live and die, but, after death in the heaven.cheers

  200. henok

    April 19, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    They said as we are from age of dark people, due to our thought proud of God. Hello world Heroes please hate our lift again… Hello is it enough for ur cross pain? drink our blood no may u grow will. the bill is near be fast escape from Megidedo. Megidedo (Syria). FOR INFINITE NO FEAR OF DARK

  201. Kadir

    April 19, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    This barbaric act of terror is nothing less that the works of devil. You are the messengers of your father the devil. This act will take you no where, until you buried totally.

  202. Kadir

    April 19, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    This barbaric act of terror is nothing less that the works of devil. This act will take you no where, until you totally.

  203. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    for all thing i thanks to god. in kerstian there are so mamny ande many chalanges. it is one of them. ande it shows the time which is the end of the world is no far. kertians god wil beless your’s soul. amen

  204. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    ከደቡብደቡብ በአፍሪካም ይሁን ከማንኛውም የኢትዮጵያዎችን ሊያጠፉ ከተነሱ ወይም ከደገፉ ወይም ትክክለኛ። እርምጃ። ካልወሰዱ መንግስታት ጋር የዲፕሎማቲክ የግንኙነት በአስቸኳይ። ምቓረጥ አለበት

  205. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:26 pm

    RIP ethiopian brother

  206. natt

    April 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    In God name are they humans! i don’t know what to say! God give them a gugment . what was they are saying in the video ?

  207. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    out of 90% of the worled muslims are suport isis becous they belive if any muslim kill chrstian he will bloved by thier allah this is totaly from evilic but our God will pay thier wage very soon.

  208. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    At least they are dying with their faith to his almighty God who awaits them in paradise. The demons can’t even show their faces because they know they have no one to protect them but use them to promote evil’s work. Their souls will burn in hell..

  209. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Really they never and ever be muslim

  210. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Rip, oo brother do you think that this was happened due to lack of good governance? how about in other countries? their audiology totally no place in side Ethiopia that’s why they attacked abroad. but sorry. you doing your political businesses ? encouraging more people to hat their home and more flee?

  211. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I don’t know what I have to say. But they are a hero for me I wish RIP for brothers. I have a message for the killers your destroyed time is coming because you have start touching us I know we don’t have a big power like usa, uk and like the others but we have the greatest power power of powers who is God medhanialem and I need to say one thing Ethiopian people will pay you morthan for what you done. Cause we r afire always with a God always we have for the passed brothers with God to give you a punishment

  212. lidya tewelde

    April 19, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Rip

  213. DursaaSabaa

    April 19, 2015 at 6:05 pm

    Condole myself and other family members of these victims.R.I.P

    Ohhh Ya Allahi, it’s very heart breaken and distributive barbaric action of cowards!! WHY? WHY? All these are happening to our people (Oromo’s, Sidama, Afari, Hadiya, Somali, Amhara, Gurage and other nationalities in Ethiopia) is just lack of good governance, injustice, unequal distribution of resources and many other factors to mention. The cruelty thugs are selling out the Ethiopians natural resources to Chinese and others by the name of investment, and systematically flashing out the ingenious communities from their localities. Few years back, dozens of Oromo’s were massacred in the neighboring countries like Libya during Arabi Springs, later on in Somaliland & Djibouti, last year in Saudi Arabia, thousands of refuges and asylee’s are get stucked and suffering in Yemen, Dozens burn alive and their millions dollar value properties are looted and still in limbo of where to go and what to do and now in Libya by the name of religion??? Ya Waqqaa, Ya Rabbii, Ya Allahi….WHY all these have been happening on these innocent nationalities and you kept quite to anser our one and only one question and you colonized us under this unhumanized and sub-humane Abyssinia’s??? Still I am strong and optimist that you will answer us like you did and still answering to other human race.

  214. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    ለሁልም በደቡብ አፍሪካ የሚትነሩት ኢትየጰያ እ-ር ከናንተ ይሁን።

  215. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    RIP.but isil must neither muslim nor chiristian.but devil like the mask they wear.

  216. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    ethiopian gov’t must make mov’t anti isis

  217. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 5:14 pm

    response is from God. jesus never forget this shame

  218. the reader

    April 19, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Not to say what is going on is right, but at the end of the day we all sin. Not one sin is greater than the other. Jesus died to save us, we are all just confused bcuz the truth as not been revealed to us by god. It isn’t time yet, we are suppose to be going through evil times. This is the test of god, it may get worse, but the day the gates to heaven open and jesus comes downs, hes coming for all of us, evil will b wiped away as if it never existed.

  219. filebar

    April 19, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    ethiopia gov’t must stop to invide alshabab in somalia & other african with usa & uk.for that case isil,alshabab kill our people those who live in islam country.we have no power as us & uk.

  220. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Eghabeher ysibachu

  221. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    SOORRRYYYY…………… GETA BEB KIRB YIMETAL, EZANE YE DIL AKILIL DEFTO KERSU GAR YIFERDALLU LERSU SIM YEMOTUT HULLU! ENKUAN EMBI BILO MOTU !!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. Teferi

    April 19, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    The answer to the killers is “LOVE”

  223. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    Egeziabehar talak new wagachu besu becha yekefelachewale yedengele mariame leje eyesuse endesew ayedelemena nebesachune yemarelen

  224. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Ohhhhh almighty God why u let us to believe Niche

  225. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Oh My God!!! God rest their soul peace, n put them on your right hand side.

  226. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    The end world so all we have think about life how is devil use to destroy human beings. All Ethiopian M all Ethiopian Christian we have in stansd brother .all Muslims are email
    All Muslims are evil sprite.

  227. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Rip…. egziabhar be mengstu yasbachu!!!

  228. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Oh God rest their soul in peace.

  229. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    Rip

  230. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    ISIS Animals for Ethiopan Victim Rest in Peace

  231. abaynah

    April 19, 2015 at 3:33 pm

    Asiban geta

  232. gezahegn

    April 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Kkeep soul in the heven

  233. Belete

    April 19, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    I know Jesus loves them and keep their soul in the heven Amen Amen Amen!!!!!!!!!!!

  234. jema lov

    April 19, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Yedfcwna cekge

  235. amgachew

    April 19, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    they are doing this for their god we a have different god from theirs .their allah is not the God of Abraham Isaac,and Jacob. he is a god that needs human sacrifice .

  236. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    the world is insane

  237. faiza

    April 19, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    Areb

  238. gogo

    April 19, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    Whay

  239. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    egziabher yyelachhu, yekrstian tebekaye egziabher new yewndmuchachnn nefs egziabher ykebel

  240. Anonymous

    April 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Seriously what the hell,something have to be done about zis terrorist my GOD destroy them all how shame full is that thinking they can bring where ever it is there thinking is right by killing people GOD made us just like him so we need to act like it.it feels like it’s z end of the world,so sad to hear our brothers are behaded like zis my there souls rest in peace

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በኦስሎ ዳይመንድ ሊግ የ5000ሜ ፉክክር ኢትዮጵያውያን አትሌቶች በሁለቱም ፆታዎች በአሸናፊነት አጠናቀዋል

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ትላንት ምሽት በኖርዌይ ኦስሎ በተከናወነው የዳይመንድ ሊግ 5000 ሜ. ውድድር ኢትዮጵያውያን አትሌቶች በወንዶችም በሴቶችም ከአንደኛ እስከ ሶስተኛ ያሉትን ደረጃዎች በመቆጣጠር አሸንፈዋል፡፡ 

በዝናባማ የአየር ሁኔታ ውስጥ በተካሄደው የሴቶች 5000 ሜትር ፉክክር ዳዊት ስዩም በመጨረሻዎቹ መቶ ሜትሮች ውስጥ ፍጥነቷን በመጨመር ጉዳፍ እና ለተሰንበትን ቀድማ አንደኛ ወጥታለች፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ለኦሪገን 2022 የአለም ሻምፒዮና ከመረጣቸው ዕጩ አትሌቶች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ያልተካተተችው ዳዊት በኦስሎ ያሸነፈችበት 14፡25.84 የሆነ ሰአት የራሷ ምርጥ ሲሆን እጅጋየሁ ታዬ (14.12.98) እና ለተሰንበት (14፡24.59) ባለፈው ወር በዩጂን ካስመዘገቧቸው በመቀጠልም የዘንድሮ የአለም ሶስተኛው ፈጣን ነው፡፡ በውድድሩ ላይ ከነበሩት ሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን መካከል በዘንድሮው የውድድር ዓመት በርቀቱ የመጀመሪያ ተሳትፎዋን ያደረገችው አልማዝ አያና በ14:32.17 ስድስተኛ ሆና አጠናቃለች፡፡ ሀዊ ፈይሳ በ14:33.66፣ ፅጌ ገብረሰላማ በ14:43.90፣ እና አበራሽ ምንሴዎ በ14:47.98 በቅደም ተከተል ሰባተኛ፣ አስረኛ እና አስራ አንደኛ ሆነው ሲያጠናቅቁ ሶስቱም ያስመዘገቡት ሰዓት የራሳቸውን ምርጥ ያሻሻሉበት ሆኗል፡፡ ጥሩነሽ ዲባባ እ.ኤ.አ. በጁን 2008 ዓ.ም. ያስመዘገበችውና 14:11.15 የሆነው የኦስሎ ዳይመንድ ሊግ የሴቶች 5000 ሜትር የውድድር ስፍራ ሪከርድ ይሰበራል ተብሎ ተጠብቆ የነበረ ቢሆንም ሳይሳካ ቀርቷል፡፡  
ዳዊት ስዩም ውድድሩን በድል ካጠናቀቀች በኋላ ለውድድሩ አዘጋጆች በሰጠችው አስተያየት ‹‹ዛሬ ለእኔ ደስታን ስላመጣልኝ በውድድሩ ሰዓት የነበረውን ዝናብ ወድጄዋለሁ ማለት እችላለሁ፡፡ ጠንካራ ተፎካካሪዎች የነበሩበት ከባድ ውድድር ነበር እናም ሁሉንም ለማሸነፍ በቅቻለሁ። በርቀቱ የራሴን ምርጥ ሰዓት ማሻሻል መቻሌም አስፈላጊ ነበር፡፡ በስታድየሙ ውስጥ በከፍተኛ ስሜት ድጋፍ ይሰጡን የነበሩ ወገኖቻችን ነበሩ። ለሰጡን ድጋፍ እናመሰግናለን።›› ብላለች፡፡
 
በኦስሎ የወንዶች 5000 ሜትር የመጨረሻ ፉክክሩ በኢትዮጵያውያኑ ጥላሁን ሀይሌ እና ሳሙኤል ተፈራ መካከል የነበረ ሲሆን ጥላሁን የ1500 ሜትር ስፔሻሊስቱ ሳሙኤልን በአጨራረስ ፍጥነት ቀድሞ በ13:03.51 በአንደኛነት አጠናቋል፡፡ ሳሙኤል ተፈራ የራሱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:04.35 ሁለተኛ ሲወጣ ጌትነት ዋለ የግሉ የዓመቱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:04.48 ሶስተኛ ደረጃን ይዞ ጨርሷል። በውድድሩ ላይ የነበሩት ሌሎች ኢትዮጵያውያን ሚልኬሳ መንገሻ በ13:05.94 አምስተኛ እንዲሁም አሊ አብዱልመናን የራሱ ምርጥ በሆነ 13:16.97 አስረኛ ወጥተዋል፡፡
ጥላሁን ሀይሌ ውድድሩን በአሸናፊነት ካጠናቀቀ በኋላ ለውድድሩ አዘጋጆች በሰጠው አስተያየት ‹‹ሶስት ኢትዮጵያውያን የመጀመሪያዎቹን ሶስት ደረጃዎች ይዘን መጨረስ መቻላችን ጥሩ አፈጻጸም ነበር። እየጠነከርኩ እንደሆነ የተሰማኝ ሲሆን በውድድሩ እና ባስመዘገብኩት ሰዓትም ተደስቻለሁ። ለረጅም ጊዜ ጉዳት ላይ ስለነበኩ ወደ አሸናፊነቱ መመለስ መቻሌ በጣም ጥሩ ነው።›› ብሏል፡፡

በኦስሎ የሴቶች 800ሜ. ውድድር ላይ ተፎካካሪ የነበረችው ኢትዮጵያዊቷ ድሪቤ ወልቴጂ በ1፡58.69 አምስተኛ ሆና አጠናቃለች።
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ከመጋቢት19-24/2014 ዓ.ም በሐዋሳ አለም አቀፍ ስቴድዮም የተደረገው 51ኛዉ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ከሞላ ጎደል ስኬታማ በሚባል ሁኔታ ተጠናቋል፡፡ ከአምስት አመት በኋላ በድጋሚ በአካል በመገኘት ስለተከታተልኩት የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሀገር አቀፍ ሻምፒዮና የግል ምልከታዬን እንደሚከተለው አጠናቅሬዋለሁ፡፡

የበለጠ ትኩረትን በሳቡት ውድድሮች ዙሪያ የተመዘገቡ ውጤቶችን በወፍ በረር በመዳሰስ ስጀምር ከፍተኛ ፉክክር በታየበት የመጨረሻ ቀን የወንዶች 5000ሜ. የአለም ከ20 አመት በታች ሻምፒዮና የ3000ሜ የብር ሜዳልያ አሸናፊው አሊ አብዱልመና 13፡45.0 በሆነ ሰዓት ከጥላሁን ሀይሌ፣ ጌትነት ዋለ እና ዮሚፍ ቀጄልቻ ቀድሞ አሸናፊ ሆኗል፡፡ የፉክክሩ አካል የነበረው እና የርቀቱ የወቅቱ የአለም ሻምፒዮን ሙክታር እድሪስ ስድስተኛ ወጥቷል። 

ከ20 ዓመት በታች የ3000ሜ የአለም ሻምፒዮኑ ታደሰ ወርቁ በ28፡12.0 የወንዶች 10,000ሜ. ሻምፒዮን ሲሆን በ1996 ዓ.ም. በአትሌት ስለሺ ስህን ተመዝግቦ የነበረውን 28፡16.23 የሆነ የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርድ ለማሻሻልም በቅቷል፡፡ በ10 ሺህ ሜትር የሴቶች ፉክክር ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር በቀዳሚነት የጨረሰችበት 31፡21.5 የሆነ ሰዓት አዲስ የሻምፒዮንሺፕ ሪኮርድ ሆኖ ተመዝግቧል፡፡ በርቀቱ የከዚህ ቀደሙ ሪኮርድ  ለተሰንበት ግደይ ከሶስት ዓመት በፊት ያስመዘገበችው 32፡10.13 የሆነ ሰዓት ነበር፡፡

ሳሙኤል ፍሬው በዘንድሮ የወንዶች 3000ሜ. መሰናክል አፈፃፀም ከአለም ሁለተኛው ፈጣን በሆነ 8፡22.5 ሰዓት አሸናፊ ሲሆን ጌትነት ዋለ ከአራት ዓመት በፊት አስመዝግቦት የነበረውን 8፡28.98 የነበረ የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርድም አሻሽሏል፡፡ በሴቶች 3000ሜ. መሰናክል ከ800ሜ ወደ ረጅም ርቀት የተሸጋገረችው ወርቅውሃ ጌታቸው በ9፡41.8 ሰዓት መቅደስ አበበን (9:43.8) በማስከትል በአሸናፊነት አጠናቃለች። 

አድሃና ካህሳይ (3:51.0) የወንዶች 1500ሜ ፉክክሩን በበላይት ሲያጠናቅቅ በሴቶች 1500 ሜ አያል ዳኛቸው (4:10.0) ተጠባቂዋ ዳዊት ስዩምን (4:11.1) በመቅደም በአንደኛነት አጠናቃለች። በ800ሜ. ወንዶች ቶሌሳ ቦደና (1:47.1) በሴቶች ወርቅነሽ መሰለ (2:02.1) አሸናፊ ሆነዋል።
ዮብሰን ብሩ በ400ሜ/400ሜ መሰናክል (45.9/50.5) ድርብ ድል ሲቀዳጅ፣ በወንዶች ጦር ውርወራ ኡታጌ ኡባንግ ብሔራዊ ሪኮርድ በሆነ 73.28ሜ. አሸንፏል፡፡ የኋልዬ በለጠው እና ዮሃንስ አልጋው በእርምጃ ሩጫ የሻምፒዮንነት ክብርን ተቀዳጅተዋል።

ጥቂት አስተያየቶች፡-
የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ስፖርት አፍቃሪ እንደሆነ እና ለዕድገቱ እንደሚቆረቆር ሰው በብሔራዊ ሻምፒዮናው ላይ ስለተመለከትኳቸው አዎንታዊ እና አሉታዊ ጎኖች ጥቂት አስተያየቶቼን እንደሚከተለው አስቀምጣለሁ፡-

አዎንታዊ ጎኖች
• ባለው ነባራዊ ሁኔታ ውስጥ ሊገጥሙ የሚችሉትን ተግዳሮቶች በሙሉ በመቋቋም ፌዴሬሽኑ ውድድሩን ከአዲስ አበባ ውጭ አካሂዶ በሰላም ማጠናቀቅ መቻሉ አንደኛው ስኬቱ ነው፡፡

• በሻምፒዮናው ላይ ጥቂት የማይባሉ ታዋቂ አትሌቶች በሀገሪቱ ትልቁ የአትሌቲክስ ፉክክር ላይ ተሳታፊ ሆነው ሲወዳደሩ መመልከት የተቻለ ሲሆን በተለይም በወንዶች 5000 ሜትር ፍፃሜ ላይ የታየው የኮከብ አትሌቶች ፉክክር ልዩ ነበር፡፡

• በውድድሩ ወቅት ለአትሌቲክስ ዳኞች የብቃት ማሻሻያ ስልጠና መሰጠቱም የውድድሩን ጥራት ለማሳደግ የሚረዳ እንደመሆኑ እሰየው የሚባል ነው፡፡
 
• እንደ ኢትዮ ኤሌክትሪክ ያሉት ክለቦች ለአትሌቲክስ ስፖርት የበለጠ ትኩረት በመስጠትና ተጠናክሮ በመቅረብ ከዚህ ቀደም በጠንካራነታቸው ከሚታወቁት መከላከያ እና ኢትዮጵያ ንግድ ባንክ ጋር የቅርብ ተፎካካሪ ሆነው መታየት፤ የኦሮሚያ ክልል፣ ደቡብ ፖሊስ እና ሲዳማ ቡና ክለብ አትሌቶችም ጠንካራ ተሳትፎ ሳይዘነጋ የሻምፒዮናው ፉክክር ድምቀት ነበሩ፡፡  
• የአንዳንዶቹ ተገቢነት አጠያያቂ ቢሆንም ብዛት ያላቸው የሻምፒዮናው ሪኮርዶች የተሻሻሉበት ውድድርም ነበር፡፡ 

አሉታዊ ጎኖች
• የሀገሪቱ ትልቁ የአትሌቲክስ ውድድር ውጤት አሁንም በኤሌክትሮኒክስ የሰዓት መቆጣጠሪያ የማይደገፍ መሆኑ በተለይም በአጭር ርቀት እና በሜዳ ላይ ተግባራት ውድድሮች ላይ የሚሳተፉ አትሌቶች ልፋት ተገቢውን እውቅና እንዳያገኝ እያደረገ ይገኛል፡፡ የሻምፒዮናውን ውጤቶች በዘመናዊ እና ዓለም አቀፉን መለኪያ በሚያሟላ መልኩ አለመያዝ በአህጉራዊ እና አለም አቀፋዊ ውድድሮች ላይ ለተሳትፎ የሚያበቁ ውጤቶችን በማስመዝገቡ ረገድ የሚኖረው አሉታዊ ተፅዕኖ ከፍተኛ መሆኑ ከግምት ውስጥ ገብቶ አሁንም መፍትሄ ያልተበጀለት ጉዳይ ነው፡፡ 
 
• የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽን ወደ ሚዲያ/ለአጠቃላዩ ሕዝብ የሚያስተላልፈው የመጀመሪያዎቹን ሶስት ደረጃዎች ይዘው የሚያጠናቅቁ አትሌቶችን ውጤት ብቻ መሆኑ አወዳዳሪው አካል የሚያደርገውን የራሱን ውድድርም ሆነ አትሌቶቹ የለፉበትን ውጤት ከማስተዋወቅ አኳያ በቂ አይደለም፡፡
  
• በወንዶች የጦር ውርወራ እና የሴቶች ምርኩዝ ዝላይ ብሔራዊ ሪኮርዶች እንደተመዘገቡ ይታመናል፤ በሴቶች 100ሜ መሰናክል እና የወንዶች 400ሜ መሰናክል የተመዘገቡት ሰዓቶችም የምንግዜውም ፈጣን ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ ነገር ግን ውድድሩ በኤሌክትሮኒክስ ታይሚንግ ያልተደገፈ እና የንፋስ ንባብ ያልነበረው መሆኑ ውጤቶቹ በዓለም አቀፍ ደረጃ ተቀባይነት እንዳይኖራቸው የሚያደርግ ነው።

• በ20 ኪ.ሜ የእርምጃ ውድድር ላይ በሁለቱም ፆታዎች የተመዘገቡት ሰዓቶች ከሚጠበቀው በላይ እጅግ በጣም ፈጣን እና እውነታዊ አለመምሰላቸው በውድድሩ ላይ የተፈጠረ አንዳች ስህተት መኖሩን የሚያመላክቱ መሆኑ፡፡ እንዲህ አይነት ለማመን የሚከብዱ እና ጥርጣሬን የሚፈጥሩ አይነት ውጤቶች ሲመዘገቡም የተፈጠረ ስህተት መኖር አለመኖሩን ለማጣራት አለመሞከሩ፡፡
     
• የሴቶች 10 ኪሎ ሜትር ውድድር ላይ ለውድድር የማይፈቀድ የጎዳና ላይ መሮጫ ጫማን በመጠቀም የተመዘገበ ውጤት በሪኮርድነት ጭምር ተይዞ መፅደቁ። ብሔራዊ ፌዴሬሽኑ ከተከለከሉ ጫማዎች ጋር የተያያዙ ዓለም አቀፍ ሕገ ደንቦችን ማወቅና መተግበር ቢገባውም በሴቶች 10 ሺህ ሜትር ውድድር ላይ የተከሰተው ነገር የውድድር ሕገ ደንቦቹ መረጃ በፌዴሬሽኑ ውስጥ በትክክል የተሰራጩ እንዳልሆነ የሚያመላከት ነው፡፡  

• በሴቶች 1500 ሜትር የግማሽ ፍፃሜ ውድድር ላይ አትሌት ዳዊት ስዩም የሻምፒዮናውን ሪኮርድ ያሻሻለችበት ውጤት እንደተመዘገበ በውድድሩ ወቅት በተደጋጋሚ ሲነገር ከተደመጠ በኋላ ግልፅ ባልተደረገ ምክንያት ውጤቱ በሐዋሳው ውድድር ላይ ተሻሻሉ ከተባሉት የሻምፒዮናው አዲስ ሪኮርዶች ዝርዝር ውስጥ ሳይካተት መቅረቱም የፌዴሬሽኑን ግልፀኝነት ጥያቄ ምልክት ውስጥ የሚከት ነው፡፡

ከላይ የተዘረዘሩት አዎንታዊ እና አሉታዊ ጎኖች ለረጅም ግዜ የኢትዮጵያን አትሌቲክስ ስፖርት እንቅስቃሴዎች በቅርበት ከመከታተሌ አንፃር በራሴ እይታ ያስቀመጥኳቸው እንደመሆናቸው አንዳንዶቹ ሀሳቦች አከራካሪ ሊሆኑ ይችላሉ፡፡ ሆኖም የውድድር ደንቦችን በአግባቡ ከማስፈፀም አኳያ በታዩት ክፍተቶች ዙሪያ ምንም የሚያከራክር ጉዳይ ስለሌለ በወቅታዊ የውድድር ደንቦች ዙሪያ የግንዛቤ እጥረት ላለባቸው የስፖርቱ ባለድርሻ አካላት በሙሉ አስፈላጊውን ገለፃ እና ትምህርት መስጠት የፌዴሬሽኑ ኃላፊነት ነው፡፡ ከውድድር ጋር የተያያዙ ደንቦችን ከመጣስ አኳያ በሀገር ውስጥ በሚደረጉ ውድድሮች እንደቀላል ነገር የሚታለፉ ጉዳዮች በዓለም አቀፍ ውድድሮች ላይም ተደግመው እንደግል አትሌቶችን እንደቡድን ሀገርን ትልቅ ዋጋ ሊያስከፍሉ ይችላሉና አስፈላጊው ጥንቃቄ ቢደረግ መልካም ነው፡፡ ባለፈው መስከረም ወር በቪየና ሲቲ ማራቶን ውድድሩን በአሸናፊነት ጨርሶ የነበረው ኢትዮጵያዊው ደራራ ሁሪሳ የገጠመውን አንዘንጋው! 

ሀገራችን ኢትዮጵያን በመልካም ጎኑ ስሟ እንዲነሳ በሚያደርገው እና በትልልቅ ዓለም አቀፍ የውድድር መድረኮች ላይ የኩራታችን ምንጭ በሆነው የአትሌቲክስ ስፖርት እንደጎረቤታችን ኬንያ ዓለም አቀፍ ውድድሮችን የማስተናገድ የብቃት ደረጃ ላይ ደርሰን ማየት የዘወትር ምኞቴ ነው፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌደሬሽንም የውድድሮቹን ጥራት ለማሻሻል በትኩረት እንደሚሰራ ተስፋ አደርጋለሁ።      
      
የ10,000ሜ. አሸናፊ የሆነችው ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር (Photo by EAF)

በመጨረሻም በሀዋሳ በተካሄደው 51ኛዉ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ከመሮጫ ጫማ ጋር የተያያዙ ደንቦችን በማስከበሩ ረገድ የተፈጠረውን ክፍተት እንደማስተማሪያ ብንጠቀምበት በሚል የሚከተለውን ለማለት ወደድኩ፡-

የመሮጫ ጫማ ደንቦች ለትራክ ውድድር

64 ደቂቃ ከ14 ሰከንድ በሆነ ሰዓት የዘንድሮ የራስ አል ካይማህ የግማሽ ማራቶን ውድድር አሸናፊ የሆነችው ግርማዊት ገብረእግዚአብሔር በሐዋሳ በተከናወነው 51ኛው የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ሻምፒዮና ላይ 31 ደቂቃ ከ21.5 ሰከንድ  በመግባት የ10,000ሜ. አሸናፊ ሆናለች፡፡ የኢትዮጵያ አትሌቲክስ ፌዴሬሽንም ዓለም አቀፉን ደንብ ከግምት ባላስገባ ሁኔታ ውጤቱን በአዲስ የሻምፒዮንሺፕ ሪኮርድነት ጭምር አፅድቆት አልፏል፡፡ ይሁን እንጂ መጋቢት 20/2014 በተደረገው የሴቶች የፍፃሜ ፉክክር ላይ በኢትዮጵያ ምድር የተመዘገበ የምንግዜውም ፈጣን የሴቶች 10 ሺህ ሜትር ሰዓት የሆነው ውጤት በአለም አትሌቲክስ ዘንድ እውቅና ሊሰጠው የማይችል ነው።

ለምን?

አትሌቷ የሶል ውፍረቱ 40ሚሜ የሆነ ዙምኤክስ ቬፐርፍላይ (ZoomX Vaporfly) ጫማ አድርጋ በመወዳደሯ ምክንያት።

ደንቡ ምን ይላል?

በትራክ ውድድሮች ላይ የሚፈቀደው ከፍተኛው የሶል ውፍረት ፡-
– 20ሚሜ ከ 800ሜ በታች ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እና ለሁሉም የሜዳ ላይ ተግባራት (ከስሉስ ዝላይ በስተቀር)

– 25ሚሜ ለ800ሜ እና ከዛ በላይ ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እንዲሁም ለስሉስ ዝላይ

– 40ሚሜ ለትራክ ላይ የእርምጃ ውድድሮች

እነዚህ ደንቦች እ.ኤ.አ. እስከ ኦክቶበር 31, 2024 ድረስ በሥራ ላይ ይውላሉ። ከኖቬምበር 1 ቀን 2024 ጀምሮ ለ800ሜ እና ከዚያ በላይ ለሆኑ ውድድሮች እንዲሁም ለስሉስ ዝላይ የሚፈቀደው ከፍተኛ የሶል ውፍረትም ወደ 20 ሚሜ ዝቅ የሚል ይሆናል።

የትራክ ላይ መወዳደሪያ ስፓይክ ጫማ ከሌለኝስ?  

ደንቡ የጎዳና ላይ የመሮጫ ጫማዎች በትራክ ላይ እንዳይደረጉ አይከለክልም ነገር ግን በ25 ሚሊ ሜትሩ ገደብ ምክንያት 30 ሚሜ ወይም 40 ሚሜ የሆኑ የጎዳና ላይ መሮጫ ጫማዎች በትራክ ውድድሮች ላይ እንዲደረጉ አይፈቅድም፡፡

ለበለጠ መረጃ :-
https://www.worldathletics.org/news/press-releases/new-athletic-shoe-regulations-approved-2022

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On the TPLF’s Love Affair With ‘Genocide’

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Ethiopia's Lalibela, a UN World Heritage Site, now under Tigrayan forces control

Today, the joint investigation report by the Ethiopian Human Rights Council and the UNHR
on human rights violations committed in Tigray concluded that there is no evidence that genocide has taken place so far. While this is a bit of a setback for the TPLF, which has wanted the world to believe—since the 1990s, even as the TPLF was dominating power in Addis—that a genocide has been perpetrated against the people of Tigray, unfortunately the group still appears to be determined to make genocide a reality. This is confusing for people who don’t understand why the TPLF is obsessed with genocide, why its internet cadres began using #TigrayGenocide in April 2020, months before the war began. So many weapons have been deployed in this war, and among them: confusion and obfuscation.


In the past several months and more so in the past few weeks, we have been getting
testimony after testimony from allied Amhara forces fighting the TPLF that Tigrayan residents of cities in Wollo have been collaborating with the TPLF by a) attacking ENDF and allied forces from behind; b) forcing ENDF and allied forces to withdraw from towns and cities afraid of committing large scale massacres by firing back at the civilians (Tigrayans) firing at them; c) helping the TPLF locate and execute young Amharas believed to be a threat; and d) in at least one horrifying account by an IDP who managed to escape occupied territories, handing TPLF soldiers a list of women to rape. Another shocking development in the past several months has been the widespread use of child soldiers by the TPLF, which, according to experts who have studied the practice, is an “alarm bell” calling attention to possible plans to commit mass atrocities. The use of child soldiers by the TPLF and its attendant implications, along with the widespread deployment of civilian sleeper agents in Amhara cities the TPLF has taken over, serves to create an overall perception of every Tigrayan as a potential enemy, sowing fear and mistrust.

Many Ethiopians are looking at this and wondering: why are Tigrayan elites on the internet
either celebrating the TPLF’s advance via these toxic methods or silent about all this? How can they not see how dangerous this is for everyone, especially for Tigrayans who live outside Tigray? How can they not see that there is no “winning” after stoking all this lasting animosity? Do Tigrayan elites not understand that there can be no justice for Tigray—whether Tigray secedes or not—unless there is justice for her neighbors, for Tigray does not exist in a vacuum? The questions are being asked but nobody is answering them. Our academic class has largely failed to offer viable analyses of the ideas driving this war, as they failed over the past fifty years in regards to coming up with a fitting paradigm for understanding Ethiopia’s unique situation.


Here is my humble attempt to explain what I think is happening with the TPLF’s obsession
with—and with its active attempt to inspire—genocide:


The most successful psychopaths in any field understand that, in order to win anything, one
must risk everything, including the very thing one is supposedly fighting for. In the case of the
TPLF (and associated Tigrayan political elites), whose motto appears to be “give me supremacy or give me death,” that “everything” they are risking is the lives of ordinary Tigrayans in whose names they are fighting. We have seen over the past several months the extent to which the TPLF is willing to go to sacrifice ordinary Tigrayans in order to get what it wants: wave after wave after wave of young poorly armed and inexperienced Tigrayans were unleashed upon ENDF and Amhara and Afar forces in order to force the latter to waste ammunition and energy before the more experienced soldiers are sent.


So, for a political group who sends tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of
young Tigrayans towards open fire, violence against hundreds of thousands of Tigrayans is nothing if it means the TPLF will in the end win the “prize” it has been obsessed with for decades: genocide. You see, merely attaining power in Addis Ababa is not enough for the TPLF, whose core driving ideology is Tigrayan supremacy. Power is temporary; anybody can take it away from you, and the 2018 uprisings demonstrated that. Genocide is forever. Nobody can take away from you the story of genocide committed against your people.


The TPLF looked at countries like Israel and Rwanda and realized what a potent instrument
genocide is for establishing perpetual minority rule. We have some indications suggesting that the TPLF views Israel as a model. When the war between Ethiopia and the TPLF began in November 2020, Sekoutoure Getachew, a TPLF official, went on TV to tell us that the TPLF’s decision to launch a preemptive attack on the Northern Command was inspired by how the young state of Israel, feeling threatened by her neighbors, launched preemptive attacks against them in the “six-day war” of 1967. Another indication is the manner in which the TPLF, during its 27 years in power, invested heavily in creating a wealthy and strongly networked Tigrayan diaspora which has been used to lobby and influence western governments and organizations much in the same way as the Jewish diaspora aids the state of Israel. The TPLF has figured out that truth does not matter in politics, especially in international politics. If you have the wealth and the personnel to peddle your preferred narrative, if you have the military power to subdue the people you want to subdue, if you are willing to make concessions to external forces (US, Egypt, etc), you can do unspeakable things to others (much like the state of Israel does to Palestinians) and still manage to portray yourself as the victim.
This calculation is so far working for the TPLF, but nothing would seal the deal like the actual
commission of genocide—or something that looks like it—against Tigrayans. As we have seen over the past twelve months, western governments and organizations have shown their willingness to adopt TPLF’s narratives without scrutiny and can easily reward the TPLF with its much pursued prize, genocide, even if actual genocide doesn’t take place.


But why does the TPLF need genocide to establish minority rule? Because, as we saw in their
first tenure in power, you can only rule with an iron fist for a limited period of time. Leaders of the TPLF are adherents of Tigrayan supremacy: the idea that Tigrayans, as the “only” heirs of the Axumite empire, are the natural rulers of the Ethiopian state, and cannot be ruled by “barbarians” south of them. The only acceptable power arrangement for the TPLF is one in which Tigrayans are either directly dominating political power or are the perpetual kingmakers pulling all the major strings. Anything outside that, any system that forces Tigrayans to live on equal footing with everyone else, is unacceptable. And this kind of domination by a minority cannot coexist with a democratic system that the majority of Ethiopians clearly prefer. So, the TPLF needs something more potent than pure political/economic/military power to justify bypassing democracy to establish itself as the permanent ruler/kingmaker of Ethiopia. It needs a new and powerful raison d’être to justify its domination not just to Tigrayans and the rest of Ethiopians but, and most importantly, to the rest of the world. If a genocide were to be committed against Tigrayans (or if the U.S. decides to reward the TPLF with the genocide label even in the absence of it), then the TPLF can license itself to impose all manner of drastic measures aimed at “protecting Tigray and
Tigrayans.” This could be anything from redrawing internal borders (and taking debilitating
measures against the peoples whose lands are being robbed—most likely Amharas and Afaris—so that they will never be in a position to assert themselves) to ethnic cleansing and genocide against populations considered to be a threat. And when you oppose it, the TPLF will say “you committed a genocide against Tigrayans” over and over and over, and its western backers will repeat the same chorus. If they have been this loud over a non-existent genocide over the past twelve months, just imagine what it would be like if the U.S. or UN rewards them with that label.


And this is where the Ethiopian government’s major dilemma comes from: if ENDF and
Amhara forces fight to regain their cities and towns, they risk committing large scale massacres. The TPLF networks reported to be operating within these cities wear civilian clothing and fire at the armies from inside civilian establishments, in an apparent attempt to set up pro-Ethiopia forces. Pro-Ethiopia forces are essentially being dared to commit large scale massacres in order to win back their own cities. So far, they are choosing to withdraw from these towns and cities. But that is another problem: not only is the TPLF committing unspeakable violence against civilians and destroying infrastructure in those cities, the takeovers are emboldening it to continue pressing, giving young people back in Tigray false hope that they are winning and—this is very important—the false idea that they are being “welcomed” by locals in those cities. Then more and more and more young Tigrayans are sent to their deaths.


So the Ethiopian government is stuck between a rock and a hard place. One option is
allowing its forces to do whatever it takes to take back territory, thereby offering protection to its citizens in Wollo and elsewhere, but also risking the “genocide” label by western governments who have been eagerly waiting for such an opportunity so that they can blackmail the government into submitting itself to their wishes on GERD and other issues. Option two is avoiding large scale violence and allowing the TPLF to take power in Addis Ababa and do to Ethiopia what it wishes. One of the things it might do to Ethiopia, according to its leaked strategy document, is force a confederation that will no doubt privilege some states, i.e. Tigray, more than others, and that will no doubt be designed to subdue some populations—mainly Amharas and Afaris—who are considered obstacles to Tigray’s aspirations of domination and expansion (in the TPLF’s original manifesto, Afar is claimed as Tigray land).


And there is absolutely no doubt that the TPLF will make big concessions on the GERD in
order to compensate its western and Egyptian backers, if not redraw borders to make Benishangul Gumuz Tigrayan territory. If you think this is wild, read about the history of the state of Israel, the TPLF’s model state. The redrawing of borders that the TPLF undertook in 1991 was also wild at the time; people don’t think of it as outrageous anymore because the fact that they held onto the territory for 30 years has normalized the event in our minds. And that’s all the TPLF needs: another thirty years to normalize all the outrageous things they will do next.

One may argue that this is a false dichotomy, that there is a third or even maybe fourth option: winning these cities back without mass violence much in the same way the ENDF managed to do during its first campaign in Tigray. We all should pray for such a miracle, of course. However, one can also say that in the early days of the war, the TPLF was mostly withdrawing from Tigrayan cities to avoid urban warfare. And even when they engaged in urban warfare, it was not at the same scale and intensity as has been the case over the past four and half months or so. Starting in mid June, the TPLF’s use of civilians as human shields and fighters stopped being just another weapon in its arsenal and became a center of its operations. The near collapse of the ENDF inside Tigray right before its withdrawal was precipitated by the TPLF’s intensified use of “civilians” to trap the ENDF. Many ENDF soldiers chose to surrender rather than fire at those “civilians.” It is still possible to avoid large scale violence in the attempt to retake towns in Wollo, but the risk for it is very high, and is possibly behind the federal government’s reluctance to take decisive actions.


The point is: barring miracles, the Ethiopian government is positioned to lose something
one way or another. All that is left is choosing its preferred poison. Perhaps one thing to consider for the federal government is: the rights of Amharas and Afaris to defend themselves against the existential threats posed against them by the TPLF is much bigger than the national government’s concerns about its place and relationships with the rest of the world. If the federal government decides to risk the disintegration of Ethiopia, like it has done so far either due to incompetence or severe fear of committing large scale violence, that is fine for the federal government. But when you allow that disintegration to happen, please don’t leave the people of Amhara and Afar in a vulnerable position, unable to defend themselves and their lands. If we must return to the State of Nature, at least give these two peoples, who have so far shed more blood than anyone else in defense of their country, a chance to preserve their lives and their lands. Give them the resources they need to defend themselves before it is too late for them even if you feel it is too late for Ethiopia. Anything less is just a continuation of the gross criminal negligence that the federal government has been guilty of so far.

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