Mr. Wasihun Akalat, Half Beta Israel Dies in Ambush

Mr. Wasihun Akalat whom known by his nickname Wudu, half Beta Israel, died on ambush January 2, 2015. He lived in Libow District, South Gondar place called Kunkara Qaruda. He was ambushed by four armed persons when was returning from an Ambo Meda town, located about 20 km east of Addis Zemen. His ambushers whom believed to be motivated to hatred , his automatic Kalashnikov and money earned from honey sales hit him with three bullets simultaneously.
His enemy were neither successful to get Kalashnikov nor money. After he lost the left arms and back on the shot, he was able to retaliate his killers. He got silent following sustain of injury and four of his attackers approached to him to pick Kalashnikov and money, but he shot and killed three of them immediately, but one escaped. Then, he made a call to his family to pick up his weapon and money, then he phoned to police for emergency ambulance. The ambulance arrived in less than an hour and took him to Addis Zemen, but died up on the arrival of the town.
Wasihun Akalat is economically successful, the father of nine children and who stood against all sorts of discrimination attached to his Falasha background and became a prominent influential person in the area. During Derg area he well known fugitive hero who stood for his dignity.

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