Eritrean Embassy offering advice how to make illegal money transfers – Jerusalem Post

By BEN HARTMAN Migrants make claims day after brawl involving dozens of Eritrean regime opponents and supporters at Kibbutz Kinneret. The Eritrean Embassy in Israel is advising migrants in Israel how to transfer money back to Eritrea through

By BEN HARTMAN

Migrants make claims day after brawl involving dozens of Eritrean regime opponents and supporters at Kibbutz Kinneret.

The Eritrean Embassy in Israel is advising migrants in Israel how to transfer money back to Eritrea through a bank account in Germany, contrary to Israeli law, which forbids such transfers, a group of Eritrean migrants said at a press conference in Tel Aviv on Sunday.

The migrants called the press conference the morning after a brawl involving dozens of regime opponents and supporters at an event organized by the embassy at Kibbutz Kinneret on Saturday, in which over a dozen people were wounded and around 15 arrested. They said that the embassy gave instructions to migrants about how to transfer money and also advertised real estate in Eritrea, telling them that it was a good opportunity for them to build a house back in their home country.

A law passed earlier this year makes it illegal for African migrants to transfer money out of Israel to their home country, and assigns stiff penalties to people found breaking this law, or Israelis found helping Africans wire money home.

The law stipulates that the transfer must be less than the minimum wage in Israel divided by the number of months the person has been in the country.

There were several hundred migrants taking part in the press conference on Saturday, activists in Tel Aviv said Sunday. They said a group of around 60 regime opponents arrived and were accused of being “Ethiopian instigators” by ambassador Tesfemariam Tekeste, at which time the say they were attacked.

The regime supporters and the ambassador said they were peacefully holding the meeting when they were set upon by Eritrean men wielding sticks and throwing rocks, with some wielding knives and screwdrivers.

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At the press conference in an events hall near the Tel Aviv central bus station, regime opponents showed a pamphlet they say was being handed out by regime supporters at the event the previous day, which showed details of a bank called “Commerzbank” in Frankfurt. The pamphlet included a Swift code and details for transferring money through the German bank to the Housing and Commerce Bank of Eritrea, where they were told to specify that the money was meant for the “Urban Development Eritrea – Housing Project 2013.”

For unclear reasons, the pamphlets were in English, not Tigrinye.

The Eritrean government requires citizens in the diaspora to pay a monthly tax in order to retain their passport and that tax as well as money sent home by citizens outside the country are major sources of revenue for the Eritrean government.

Attempts to reach the Eritrean embassy in Israel on Sunday were unsuccessful.

In May, a brawl broke out at a concert organized by the Eritrean embassy in Ramat Gan. The embassy invited four singers to give a concert for Eritrean Independence Day, with dozens of regime supporters and opponents brawling until the fights were broken up by police.

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  • SAVING YOUNG ERITREANS December 24, 2013

    ” ኣብ ዘይረብሕ ዓላማ ምጥፋእን፣ኣብ ማይ ምጽሓፍን ሓደ እዩ።”

    ክቡራት ደቀይን ንኣሽቱ ኣሕዋተይ ትኾኑን፣

    ኣነ ሕቡእ ኣጀንዳ የብለይን ፣እቲ ቃልዓለም ዘይገብረሉ ኣጀንዳይ ሂወትኩም ንምድሓን እዩ።ንኤርትራ ከም ዘይትብላዕ ዝገብራ ድማ፣ ብስማ ዝሽቅጡ፣ ምታንታ ኣዕራብ ዝነበሩን፣ከም ሻዕብያዊት ህግደፍ፣ኣቢሲንያዊ ዕላማ ዘለዎም ንዓኻትኩም ኣሰር ኣቦታትኩም ተኸተሉ እናበሉ ንባዕሎም ግን ኣብ ካሊፎርኒያን ላስ ቨጋስን ዌልፌር ናይ ኦባማ እናበልዑ ጽሓይ ክጽለዉ ዝውዕሉን ጀርመንን ስዑድን ኮይኖም__ንስኻትኩም ብበደዊን ተጎምቢሕኩም ፣ወድኹም ጓልኩም ክትዕመጹ ከለኹም__ሓንቲ ፣ምዓልቲ ኡይ ኢሎሙልኩም ዘይፈልጡ ኣደዳ ዓረር ክገብርኹም ዝፍትኑ ክትነቕሑሎም ኢለ እየ።መብዛሕትኹም መስተውዓልቲ እኳ እንተኾንኩም ብምኽንያት ዕድመ ዝሓለፈ ክትግምቱ ይጽግመኩም።ኣነ ከም ኮምፓስ ኮይነ ፣ካብዚ ብሂወትኩም ዘላግጹ ዘለዉ ኣረገውቲ ተረፍ መረፍ ሽፍትነት ሽጣራ ገጢምኩም ዘድሊ ውሳኔ ባዕላትኩም ክትወስዱ ኢዩ እንኮ ዕላማይ ።ንሳቶም ንብላሽ ጥራይ ዘይኮነስ ተቓሊሶምስ በቲ ናቶም ፋሉል ኣድቬንቸራዊ ቃልሲ ንስኻትኩም ትጉድኡ ኣለኹም።ኣሰር ኣቦታትኩም ተኸተሉ ኢሎም ክሕብሉኹም ከለዉ ኸ ኣየናይ ኣሰር እዩ ፧ ጉዳይ ኣቋሲልካ ወጻኢ ምምጻእ እሞ ኣብ ኢንተርነት ምውርዛይ ድዩ ፧
    ደቀይ ፣
    ንሳቶም ነታ ዝንዕቅ ዋ ሂወቶም ኣብ ዘይረብሕ ሽፍትነት ከም ዘሕለፍዋ እናፈለጥዎ ፣መታን ነቲ ሕሉፍ ታሪኾም ትርጉም ክህብዎ፣ንዓኻትኩም ከም ገንሸል ናይ ክሪስቲማስ ከሕርድኹም ይፍትኑ ኣለዉ ።እዞም ንፈልጦም ናይ ሻዕብያ ስሩዓት ነበር ድማ__ብድምበዛን ካርነሽምን፣ቶርዓን ጸንዓ ድግለን ዝዋዳደቡ ብወገንነት ዝተላዕጠጡ፣ኣንኳይ ከም ኢሳያስ ሃገር ከመሓዳድሩ ይትረፍሲ ንእሽተይ እንዳ ሻሂ ውን ከመሓዳድሩ ዘይክእሉ፣ብታሪኽ ዝኸሰሩ ወረበላታት መጻወቲን መሕኮር ስልጣኖምኒ _ንኢሳያስ ሕነ መፍደይን ክገብሩኹም ስቕ ኢለ ኣይክርእን እየ።ንመንግስቲ ኢሳያስ እንተተቓለስኩሞ ብናትኩም ኣጀንዳ እምበር እዞም ናይ ሓዳር ኪዳኖም ኣብ ሓምሳ ዓመቶም ኣፍሪሶም ጓል ዕስራ ዓመት ክምርዓዉ ኤርትራ ዝግስግሱ__ኪዳንዶ ሕብረት ዝብሃል ፈጢርና እንተበሉኹም__ከምቲ እቲኡ ዓቢ መጽሓፍ ዝበሎ__ሕማቕ ኦም ጽቡቕ ፍረ ከተፍሪ ኣይትኽእልን እያ ዝበሎ ኣይሓልፉን እዮም።
    ልኡላዊነት ምዓኮር ኤርትራውያን መንእሰያት ብበደዊን እናተጋህሰ እንከሎ ምንም እኳ ኢሳያስ ንቃወሞ እንበር፣ ወያነ ልኡላዊ መሬት ኤርትራ ግሂሱ ኣርባዕተ ቁሸታት ምሓዙ የቐንዝወና እዩ ዝብሉ ___ገመል ዝውሕጡ፣መርፍእ ግን ዘስተማቕሩ ኣቦታትኩም ዝኾኑ ወረበላታት ክትድሕኑ ኢለኩም እየ።
    ክቡራት ደቀይ፣ ሻዕብያዊት ኤርትራ ዝፈጠረን ዝመርሕን ዘሎ ኢሳያስ__ፈሺልና ኢና፣ኤርትራ ብዘይ ጎረባብታ ክትነብር ኣይትኽእልን እያ፣ብሕልፊ ኢትዮጵያ ይብለኩም ኣሎ።ንወያነ ብሳልስቲ ኣዲስ ኣበባ ኣእትዩ ፣ሃገሩ ኢትዮጵያ ከምሓድር ስለ ዘይክኣለ።ምታንታ ባንዴራ ኢትዮጵያ ወድዩ ክሳዕ ትርእይዎ ኣይንኣምንን ትብሉ እንተዄንኩም ናይ ባዕላትኩም ጉዳይ እዩ፣ኢሳያስ ዕላማ ዘለዎ ኩሩዕ ኣቢሲንያዊ እዩ፣ንኤርትራዊ ከም ኮንዶም እዩ ተጠቒሙሉ።
    ኣነ ግን ንሎሚ ኣብዚ ከሕጽረልኩም_እዚ ይሕሸኩም __እዚ ወጥኑ ክብል ዓቕሚ ውን ይሓጽረኒ፣ግን ካብቶም ኣብሓጎታትኩም ዝኾኑ ምታንታ ግራስያኒ ዝኾነ ኣተሓሳስባን ፣ካብ ናይ መንነት ሽግር ዘለዎም ደቆም ብበደዊን እናተወግሩ ደቂሶም ዝሓድሩ ኣቦታትኩም ዝኾኑ በላዕቲ ቆለውዕ ከይትዕሸዉ ክብል ግን ፣ከም ኣቦኹምን ዓቢ ሓውኩምን ዝሓለፈ ብሂወትኩም ዝተጣልዔ ወለዶ ቅለት ከንቅሓኩም ግዴታይ እዩ።

    With genuine love & care for Young Eritreans

    UNCLE SYE ERITREA aka YUGOSLAVO – ERITREAN

  • Self reliance December 24, 2013

    I can tell u the truth,those who claim them selves as opposition bought houses ,in Senafe,Dekemhare,Adi Keyh,Asmara,Barentu,Tesseney,mendefera etc,,,,,,,,,,,.they thought that they bought it illegaly from the owner,but to ur knowledje they send thousands of dollars to Dubai ,and the owner take millions of nakfa in eritrea.look how do they get millions of nakfa in eritrea since no investor,or any trader is not in eritrea,it is the Red Sea corporation who supply the nakfa and took the dollarss,think a litle you lost souls

  • Kuwamyitegber December 26, 2013

    Elamana hanti eya, Dimocracy. Tselaina hade eyu HIGDEF. Slezi entay ntsibe alena. Ziterefena eti zikelele eyu Miwidab, nwedeb ab hade niesel, chenafrna Kuwam , Gundna Democracy, Serawrna Hizbi ngbero.

  • Abisho January 4, 2014

    Attention Eritrean youth Isease was the one who the Enemy of Eritrean since start the strangle at the field of Eritrea. I mean his purpose was tray to disappear the people of Eritrean, and his culture this was Isease purpose. So what about the answer of Eritrean people for him, The answer is we are we,and organize or agriment each other,and instead of clap your hand with scandal man like him or support him,stand up beside his innocent and real Eritrean people. This is the one thing dislike Isease or Devil (satinael) Eventually Eritrea is for Eritrean people.

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