‘Bin Salman under Israeli Training on How to Massacre Civilians’
Saad al-Faqih, who heads the Movement for Islamic Reform, in a video clip released on Youtube quoted a source in the Saudi air force as saying that Riyadh “deliberately” targets the civilians in Yemen, which it has learned from the Zionist regime.
He added that the Saudi measures are like the Zionist regime’s acts in the Gaza Strip, where the Tel Aviv regime targets civilians deliberately to wear off the resolve of the Palestinian resistance groups, including Hamas.
Al-Faqih said bin Salman wants to provoke the Yemeni people against Ansarullah by targeting the civilians.
As soon as a bus carrying school children entered a busy market in the Sa’ada town of Zahyn on August 9, Saudi fighters targeted it. At least 51 civilians have lost their lives and 80 others sustained injuries, most of whom were students.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) announced that 40 children were among 51 civilians recently killed during a Saudi airstrike on a school bus in Yemen’s Sa’ada province.
In a new toll last Tuesday, the ICRC reported that 56 children were also among the 79 people wounded in Riyadh-led air raid on Sa’ada Province.
Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 17,500 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children.
Despite Riyadh’s claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia’s deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.
Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis with more than 22 million people in need and is seeing a spike in needs, fuelled by ongoing conflict, a collapsing economy and diminished social services and livelihoods.
A UN panel has compiled a detailed report of civilian casualties caused by the Saudi military and its allies during their war against Yemen, saying the Riyadh-led coalition has used precision-guided munitions in its raids on civilian targets.