Houthi Leader: Yemeni civilians targeted by design
31/12/2009 – Abd Al Malek Badreldin Al Houthi launched an urgent appeal today by audio message to listeners everywhere:
He questions the deafening silence of the world to the savage crimes against humanity now being committed in Yemen by Saudi, Yemeni, and USA warplanes targeting innocent civilians, and killing women and children, as they bombard population centers far away from the battle fields: towns, market places, mosques…
He also warns of the grave humanitarian crisis created by the bombing, and by the siege of North Yemen. No humanitarian assistance whatsoever has been provided by any party to the thousands of refugees and the wider population which is now starving for basic necessities.
This targeting of civilians is by design. Why the silence?
After all military efforts on the ground have failed to break the resolve of the Houthi fighters, bombing civilians has now become an instrument of war, to force the Houthi fighters to capitulate. All these crimes are being systematically documented.
These crimes only increase the resolve of the Houthis to defend themselves, and increase the numbers of fighters joining the battle.