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Christian’s House and Farm Burned in Gebar , Ethiopia

ICC Note

On February 20, 2008 the house and farm properties belonging to Asfa Lelisa were burned down. This is done by radical Muslims in order to intimidate Christians living in the village.

March 7, 2008 Ethiopia (VOMC)-The house and farm properties of a Christian family in the southwestern town of Gebar were burnt by Muslims on February 20, according to VOMC sources. Asfaw Lelisa, his wife, and their five children were able to escape the house without serious injury. Local Christians suspect that Muslims targeted Asfaw, a mature and influential Christian, in an effort to intimidate other believers into fleeing the area.


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