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Aid Camp For Falash Mura Resumes Operations
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A Falash Mura social welfare compound in northern Ethiopia that closed last week, following threats against its local leadership, was reopened on Sunday, after its director was released from jail, according to Ethiopian Jewry activists. The facility in Gondar, which provides food and education for some 10,000 members of the Falash Mura community, "functions as before, without any change," said Avraham Neguise, general manager of the Jerusalem-based South Wing to Zion advocacy group. Neguise said Getu Zemene, director of the compound run by a local Bete Israel Association and supported by the North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry, was released from jail in Addis Ababa after 48 hours of interrogation by police, on bail of 400 birr (about $48). He was not charged with a crime, said his attorney, Amsala Tsehye. Supporters of the Falash Mura (descendants of Ethiopian Jews who converted to Christianity a century ago) claim that dissidents who have been denied permission to immigrate to Israel have attempted to disrupt operations at the Gondar compound, forcing the closing of a facility in Addis Ababa last year. "The community is still in danger of the agitators trying to close the compound," said Orlee Guttman, NACOEJ chief of operations. A court hearing for Zemene will be held in two weeks, she said.

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Dear editors I have read this article which talks about Getu Zemene . I'm not sure how much you guys have information about this person. But the truth is
This guy and. Afew other people were beneficiaries from NACOEJ Not the entire community. there were left only 6500 people according their list not 10000 but the donation which was collected from world Jewish community in the name of Ethiopia
Falash mura was deposited to Getu and Assefa Bezabih who is Getu's private lawyer .
The reason why he has been arrested was because he cheated the tax which was collected from the beta Israeli teacher and should transfer that money to local Ethiopia government IRS. The reason why He has been arrested was because he was corrupted not because he was he was a leader Gutu him self was denied from making Aliah back in 2002 .
So please review your misinformation and write the correct one.
May G-d bless Israel and our Nation.!!!

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