On Sunday morning, Saudi-UAE coalition aircrafts bombed a market in the Dahyan area of Sa’da province, where a bus carrying children on a summer trip was hit. There were reports that the number of innocent people who died reached 51, including 40 children and the number of wounded is 79, including 56 children. The spokesman for the coalition forces said that the strike is legitimate; pointing out that it targeted Houthi leaders linked to the launch of ballistic missiles towards Saudi Arabia. The Secretary-General of the United Nations has called for an independent investigation into the attack on the bus, and members of the Security Council met and heard a briefing by the Secretary-General Assistant on the recent attacks in Sa’da, which resulted in high numbers of civilian casualties, including children; they expressed their serious concern over the attack as well as all recent attacks in Yemen. And called for a credible and transparent investigation, and sent their condolences to the victims and their families, reaffirming that the political solution is the only solution to the conflict in Yemen!!
This massacre comes a week after the Hodeidah massacre. On Thursday, 2/8/2018 a terrible massacre was carried out at the gate of the Revolution Hospital and the fish market (Mahawat) located in the center of the city of Hodeidah, mortar shells were fired at the two locations killing 52 and left 122 wounded at the time. This happened an hour before the Security Council’s meeting to discuss the Yemeni crisis. The Houthis and the coalition exchanged accusations between them and used the innocent people of Yemen as sacrifice for the alleged political solution sponsored by the United Nations which the start of its negotiations were announced to be in the coming days.
The innocent people of Yemen have become a sacrifice in the wars of the rivals in Yemen in the service of the brutal Anglo-American conflict, that supports these local and regional opponents, whether the Houthis and Iran, or Hadi and his legitimacy supported by the Saudi-UAE coalition. All of these people do not care about the innocent people of Yemen who are killed by hunger and disease at times, and killing and bombing at other times. At a time when the local currency is collapsing and there are no elements of life and livelihoods as a result of absurd and unjust wars.
It has become known to the aware that before the convening of any meeting of the Security Council and the United Nations, there must be a pre-emptive massacre, that sheds the blood of the innocent people of Yemen and then they are offered as a sacrifice on the steps of this dirty council and its poisonous ominous negotiations. How can the people of Yemen rely on a Council with a criminal history of colonialism, that ignited strife, and is bias to one party over the other, in service to its masters that controls it, especially America the criminal the supporter of Bashar the criminal, the child murderer of Syria and the one who displaced people, and the sponsor of the Jewish entity at the expense of the innocent people of Palestine?!
We hold accountable all rival parties, whether local or regional, serving the interests of the Anglo-American conflict in Yemen for the current situation of the people and country. In addition we hold them responsible for the killing of these innocent people and trade in their blood. We call the people of Yemen to stop the bloodshed, and stop the hands of the rivals who are meddling and fighting, by implementing the rules of Islam, and establishing the Khilafah Rashida (rightly guided Caliphate) on the Method of Prophethood; which will protect their blood and looks after their affairs and provide them with a decent life. And Allah is sufficient for us, He is the best disposer of affairs.
Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir in Wilayah Yemen
Saturday, 29th Dhul Qi’dah 1439 AH
No: HTY- 13/1439