DUBAI: United Nations Special Envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths and Yemen Information, Culture and Tourism Minister Muammar Al-Eryani condemned the bombing by Houthi militia of civilian homes in the north of Taiz who killed a child.
Houthi militia bombed the residential area of Al-Rawda district on Saturday with a number of artillery shells, killing a child, Muhammad Hazbar, and injuring four others, including his sister, who is in intensive care, Yemen Saba’s official news agency reported.
“The children of Yemen deserve to live in peace and security. Attacks on civilians are a violation of international humanitarian law, must be investigated and perpetrators held to account, ”Griffiths said in Tweet on Sunday.
Griffiths: “I condemn yesterday’s attack on a #Taiz residential area that killed a child and injured more. #YemenChildren of deserve to live in peace and security. Attacks against civilians violate international humanitarian law, must be investigated and perpetrators held to account “
– @OSE_Yemen (@OSE_Yemen) February 21, 2021
Shortly after Saturday’s attack, Eryani called on the international community, the United Nations and his special envoy to Yemen, Martin Griffiths, and human rights organizations to condemn the attack.
In addition, the Yemeni foreign minister declared that his country “suffered from the rebellion of a racist group which does not believe in dialogue”, in reference to the Houthis.
The group “does not believe in dialogue and dispute resolution, but it has chosen violence and war to impose its will on the people of Yemen,” Ahmed Bin Mubarak said during his speech at a model conference of the UN in the eastern town of Mukalla.
Mubarak said the militia recruited students from the front lines rather than schools and were working to change textbooks to “throw landmines of death and extremism into the minds of younger generations instead. dialogue and peace ”.
Elsewhere in Yemen, Governor of Aden, Ahmed Lamlas, spoke with the director general of the Saudi program for the development and reconstruction of Yemen in Aden, ing. Ahmed Madkhali, the progress of the projects implemented by the Saudi program.
A number of projects were discussed during the meeting, including work on Aden International Airport which was attacked in late December last year and left at least 22 dead.
Earlier this month, a UN plane landed at Aden International Airport carrying high-level international experts to investigate the missile attack on the airport.