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Ethiopian PM said to complain: War criminals among those brought to Israel

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a final campaign rally at a stadium in the town of Jimma in the southwestern Oromia Region of Ethiopia, on June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene, File)
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed speaks at a final campaign rally at a stadium in the town of Jimma in the southwestern Oromia Region of Ethiopia, on June 16, 2021. (AP Photo/ Mulugeta Ayene, File)

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has complained directly to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett that, among a group of the Ethiopians brought to Israel in recently, during an intensifying war in the African country, were officers involved in war crimes, Channel 13 news reports.

Citing a security source involved in the matter, the network says that there were likely at least four such officers. The source says he heard from others that at least one of them was involved in what the report described as “problematic acts,” allegedly including a massacre in the Tigray region.

Yesterday, Hebrew media reports said dozens of Ethiopians brought in a secret operation may have misrepresented their Jewish ancestry and exaggerated the danger posed to them. The officers were said to be among that group.

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