Yemeni scholars and religious figures have strongly denounced a recent deadly airstrike by Saudi warplanes on a bus carrying schoolchildren in the country’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, criticizing the silence…
and inaction of world bodies vis-à-vis the Saudi-led coalition’s crimes against Yemenis.
The scholars, in a statement released on Sunday, held the United Nations and the UN Security Council responsible for the atrocities of the Saudi-led military alliance against the Yemeni nation.
The statement called on all freedom-loving people worldwide, Muslim leaders and clerics in particular, to raise their voices and fulfill their humanitarian and religious duties in the face of the aggressors’ heinous criminal acts.
It also urged Yemeni people to stand united, demonstrate resilience and continue to send fighters to battlefronts.
The airstrike on August 9 hit a bus carrying a group of young schoolchildren attending summer classes of the Holy Qur’an from a camp at a busy market area in the Dhahyan district of Sa’ada province, UN spokesman, Farhan Haq, said in a statement.