Yemeni officials , citizens condemn the coalition’s fatal airstrikes after Hodeidah ones
Yemeni and foreign officials and citizens have condemened the deadly coalition campaign against their country, a day after scores of people lost their lives in airstrikes on the western province of Hodeidah.
The head of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammad Al-Houthi, said that the crimes of the coalition in Hodeidah and the previous crimes prove, for the thousandth time, that the leadership of the coalition rejects peace, pointing out that the perpetration of these massacres confirms the terrorism nature of the coalition are nothing but war crimes, adding that the peoples of the world view the position of the United Nations as collusion.
Voices of Freedom for Media and Humanity, Eye Organization, also condemned the crime, calling on the international community to stand up and carry out its moral responsibility to stop this barbaric and unjust war on Yemen and to demand the formation of an international commission of inquiry into the crimes committed by the coalition countries against innocent civilians, according to a Yemeni official.
The Civil Society for Development and Freedoms, it added, condemned the terrible massacre carried out by the coalition against civilians. The bloc said in a statement that the massacre is a war crime according to the international humanitarian law, which is included in the four Geneva Conventions and the two protocols.
The Ministry of Fisheries , as well as, called on the United Nations and international organizations to assume their responsibilities to stop the crimes of the coalition against the Yemeni people.In a statement, the ministry condemned the crime of the coalition in the fishing port in the city of Hodeidah during the presence of sellers and citizens, as well as targeting paramedics in front of the gate of Al-Thawra General Hospital, killing and wounding dozens.
The Bloc of Political Parties against the coalition and the Joint Meeting Parties (JMP) denounced the latest crimes of the coalition. The United Nations and all international and human rights organizations bear the consequences of these crimes and all the crimes committed by the coalition against Yemen.They called on the UN-envoy to include this in his briefing and called for the withdrawal of the Yemeni truce initiatives because this coalition does not understand the language of peace and threatens the security and stability of the region and maritime navigation therein, it confirmed.
An official source at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the crimes of the coalition against the Yemeni people, the latest of which was the targeting of the gate of Al-Thawra Hospital in Hodeidah and the fishing port.The source said that these crimes are a flagrant violation of international humanitarian law and war crimes against humanity.The source blamed the international community, especially the Security Council, the five permanent members and the Group of 18, the sponsors of the political settlement process, for the continuous aggression of the coalition in targeting civilians and places of their gatherings.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakkil ,for his part, called on the doctors unions and all doctors in the world to condemn this crime and its perpetrators, as well as the free peoples of the world to pressure on the coalition of aggression to lift the siege, stop the aggression and to let in supplies of food and medicine.
The official spokesman of the Ministry of Health, Dr. Youssef Al-Hazari ,also issued a statement condemning the crime .
Additionally, US-Saudi’s ongoing military aggression against the Yemeni city of Hodeidah has put thousands of children at risk of death, starvation and disease, says an activist group.
About 6,000 people are abandoning Hodeidah every day, half of them children, the charity Save the Children said, putting the total number forced out since the offensive began in June at more than 330,000.
Furthermore, protesters ,on Friday, condemned airstrikes conducted by the coalition.They also denounced the abduction of a group of women by mercenaries supported by Saudi Arabia in Tahita district in the port city on July 29.
During the protest, the president of the Houthi Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, said the Yemeni army forces were able to hit targets of all the member countries of the coalition, even if they were underground.
For their part , Sheikhs and tribesmen of Saada province held, on Friday, a protest rally to condemn the coalition’s Thursday air strikes .The protesters stressed on the national unity to deter the coalition war crimes in the battle fronts.
The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then. The war and the accompanying blockade have also caused famine across Yemen.
Humanitarian organizations have warned that the Hudaydah operation threatens to cut off essential supplies to millions of Yemeni people. More than 70 percent of Yemen’s imports pass through Hodeidah’s docks.
The coalition claims the Houthis are using Hodeidah for weapons delivery, an allegation rejected by Ansarullah fighters, part of Yemeni army forces and not prover internationally so far.