There’s a brother fighting in Gaza and a sister waiting in Ethiopia
Tesfa’s battle to reunite his family, which has been torn between Ethiopia and Israel for over 10 years, is far from ending
During Operation Protective Edge, Aregawi Tesfa was not sure he would live to see the day after the war.
Tesfa fought on the front line in the most dangerous parts of the Gaza Strip, captured Hamas fighters and unfortunately also carried the bodies of young Israeli soldiers killed in the fighting.
But through it all, he knew that if he survived, his own battle was still far from over.
“All through the war I didn’t forget for one minute that when I’m done fighting Hamas, I will have to get back to the struggle to bring my sister to Israel.”
Tesfa’s battle to reunite his family, which has been torn between Ethiopia and Israel for over 10 years, is far from ending. A few days before the war, Tesfa presented his story to the Knesset internal affairs committee. The MKs of the committee were shocked to hear that all of Tesfa’s family lives in Israel while his sister was left behind.