WORD SILENT TO YEMEN CARNAGE: Slaughterer Saudi Regime committed act of terror in Sana’a, nearly a thousand martyrs
The regime in Riyadh committed an act of terror when Saudi warplanes hit a funeral in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Saturday, says an analyst.
“You have a state which is the very definition of terror … To target people when they are at a funeral, when, I would say, they are most vulnerable and knowing that people came to pay the last respect and double tap [sic] it not just once but twice … is appalling,” said Catherine Shakdam, director of Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies.
Thousands of Yemenis took to the streets of Sana’a on Sunday to condemn the Saudi airstrike that left at least 140 civilians dead the previous day.
The funeral was for the father of Yemen’s Interior Minister Jalal al-Roweishan.
Shakdam also said the United Nations’ silence on the Saudi war crimes in Yemen was further proof that the UN continued to be held “hostage” by Saudi Arabia’s money.
The UN has condemned horrible war crimes and despicable massacres for many decades without taking any concrete action, the analyst said, adding that whenever it reacts to crimes against humanity, it is for “political purposes.”
“So as long as Saudi Arabia offers its money, as long as the United Nations continues to take this money, then nothing will ever change and this is the problem … It is time that we realized that if justice is to come, it is within our hands to take it. We do not need the United Nations to give it to us.”
Shakdam said if the world was true about counter-terrorism, it needed to back Yemen’s resistance movement against the criminals in Riyadh, because what the Saudis were doing was no better than what the Daesh Takfiri terrorists were doing.
Saudi Arabia has been engaged in a deadly campaign against Yemen since March 2015. Riyadh’s aggression, which has killed more than 10,000 in Yemen, was launched in an attempt to restore power to Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh who has resigned as Yemen’s president but seeks to force his way back into power. The campaign also seeks to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement.