Given the vindictive nature of the Eritrean leader, that the Isaias regime would use any opportunity to inflict heavy damage on Tigray was not unexpected. It is rather the extent of its involvement and the barbaric nature of its troops—their utter depravity, brutality and irreverence—that have caught many by surprise.
Whether to save Ethiopia or not remains to be up to the people of Tigray to decide, Getachew believes. “Our agenda right now, above all else, is to free Tigray from the invasion. Once Tigray is free, we will accept what the people of Tigray choose. I don’t have any substantive reason I can present to my supporters and opponents (in Tigray) whether Ethiopia should continue to exist or not,” he said.
As far as I am concerned what you are doing now is tantamount to breaking someone’s leg on purpose and then donating a wheelchair to aid with their mobility. Because it’s the same force that you blessed and sent who has come here to massacre us.
‘formal’ humanitarian aid has not reached the millions of people who are in dire need of food aid in Tigray. This has also been confirmed by government officials and humanitarian workers who are operating on the ground. In some towns, people were required to sign that they received more food assistance (grains) than they actually did. Use of starvation as weapon of war was the common thread in many of the testimonies received.
We are all aware that a genocidal war is being waged against the people of Tigray because they defied the fascistic decree of the clique led by Abiy Ahmed and held democratic elections as an expression of the right to self-administration, to ensure existence and security, for which the Tigrayan people have vigorously fought.
Not only did Tigrayan religious leaders decline the invitation to meet with the delegation from Addis Ababa, the people of Mekelle registered their protest through various acts of civic disobedience, including blocking roads, and staying at home.
My heart breaks for my beloved Tigray, and my heart starts to hold a grudge. I know this is a feeling that many share, and I am scared that with the grudge, slowly creeps in the need for revenge and hate. I don’t want to see my beloved Tigray destroyed by hate and the need for revenge
The following table contains official record of sexual violence victims from Ayder Referral Hospital in Mekelle.
Exactly the area where these churches and the lodges are found has been now a raging battlefield. The footage below shows the smokes and sounds of shelling from an active war. The footage captures the area from Megab to Digum.
This is a summary from a preprint by Jan Nyssen, which mainly focuses on mass starvation, fake news, massacres and sexual violence, destruction of heritages, international dimension and solidarity works.…