News bulletins from the Yemeni channel Al-Masira, August 26th, 2015 (English subtitles).
Translated from French by Jenny Bright
“In five months [of war], Yemen has been reduced to the state of Syria after 5 years”, said Peter Maurer, the Director of the International Red Cross, on August 19th, 2015.
These difficult images, which put faces and names to the countless civilian victims, can help to give an idea of the magnitude of the unspeakable massacres perpetrated daily by the forces of the Saudi-US coalition against Yemen’s population, with a barbarity unexampled in recent history that overshadows even the Zionist crimes in Gaza, and of the incredible spirit of resistance of the Yemeni people despite being abandoned by the international community.
Terrorist UK and stateless Hollandian France are proud to actively participate, via their ethereal and pacifist weapons, in this “heroic butchery”.
[Civilian] – All these houses were civilian homes, and they were destroyed on their heads! What had they done?
[Journalist] A new heinous crime, at the height of cruelty, is added to the previous, with Saudi-American bombings in the first light of dawn, the ruthless bombing of civilian homes in the city of ‘Amid à Sanhan, a suburb of Sanaa.
They killed the citizen Abdullah Khalifa and his daughter Du’a who was in 9th grade and their neighbour, the infant Mawada Zahed who was not even one year old. All were killed by the roof collapsing on the house they rented.
And after the bodies were evacuated, there was nothing left of the house, which had been razed to the ground, except for some toys of the child Shahina, and the desperation of the wife for whom the attack has destroyed her entire existence.
[Mother of the victims] – They come to kill children, demolish houses, kill women, they commit a great sin.
[Journalist] – Who was killed in your family?
– My husband and my daughter Du’a. You will remember, you met them on Saturday (22nd August).
– And today?
– And today, God have mercy, they found martyrdom because of the air strikes. O my God, all my family have been taken by these strikes. And I am now alone in the world, with no one but God in heaven, no father, no mother, no husband, no children, no resources, with God alone.
[Father of the victims] – We are poor people, and we were in this house that we rent, me, my wife and my children, all four.
[Civilian] – Where are the childrens rights? Where are the human rights? Where is the law, where are the benefits (that the Saoud claim to bring us? You kill even infants? What wrong has this baby committed?
[Father of victims] – (They killed) my child and my daughter of 19 (years), you know. Why the carnage? Where are the (military) targets? What is their sin?
[Journalist] The damage from the deadly bombing was not limited to the house which was completely destroyed on the heads of its inhabitants, but extended to all the surrounding houses and cars. As for the rescued families who buried their victims, they have vowed to honour and avenge the bloodshed, and that the crimes committed by the Saud and the United States will not go unpunished.
[Civilian] – On this side, they razed two houses. And on the other side, all the houses were hit and severely damaged. And these criminal strikes by the Saud cowards are vile and despicable.
[Civil] – [We will never give in or forget and we will have our revenge].
[Civilian] – Woe to you dirty dog of Salman [ben Abdelaziz al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia]!
[Old woman] – We will never submit, never, never! All will carry weapons to face this aggression, even women and children.
[Civilian] – We will return two kilos for every kilo (of bombs and destruction inflicted), and two tons for each ton.
[Civilian] – God willing.
[Civilian] – We are a brave and powerful people.
[Civilian] – I swear by God, if you do not leave Yemen in peace, we will bury you all O Saoud! If they do not cease, the Yemenis will bury them all and Yemen will be their graveyard.
[Civilian] – [We will never give in or forget and we will have our revenge].
[Civilian] – God is The Greatest! Death to America! Death to Israel! Death to Saud!
[Journalist] Against the most courageous people on the face of earth, are being committed the most heinous crimes of our time, but they will not go unpunished: all the blood that was wrongfully spilled confirms the inevitable need to cut off the head of the serpent [the Saud dynasty] in the heart of its lair, to preserve from its poison the Yemenis, and all peoples of the world. Near the destroyed house in the city of ‘Amid à Sanhan to the outskirts of Sana’a, Munataf al-Mawjani for Al-Maseera TV channel.
[Journalist] They were sleeping peacefully in their homes, feeling safe. They were inhabitants of the Berkal region in the prefectorat of Razih, border to the Sa’ada governorate, and they were targeted by the Saudi-US aggression yesterday, at night, by several air strikes that resulted in one martyr and 6 wounded including a woman and elderly persons in the three affected families in the region.
[Civilian] – There were three strikes last night on the Berkal region, three strikes perpetrated by the Saudi criminal regime, the enemy of God, the agent of the United States and Israel.
[Civilian] – The Yemeni people as a whole is targeted by the United States and Saudi Arabia and the Gulf countries. And why? Are we not their neighbours, so having rights over them (Islamically)? We are their neighbours, their neighbours, are we not? They bomb after dinner, they bomb in the morning, they bomb at lunch, they bomb at any time! While people are in their houses, in their homes, safe. We can only rely on God.
[Journalist] Every day, the Saudi-US aggression perpetrates further crimes against civilians, such as strikes against the Bani Sayyah region located between the regions of Bani Alqam and Al Nadhir, up to the Berkal region, all these crimes have been committed during the last three days.
[Civilian] – They are bombing the houses, destroying mosques, driving people from their houses and their homes. These are the acts of Salman [the Saudi King] (defiling the Quran). Yesterday they targeted the mosque, and today they demolish the houses on their inhabitants, and they create victims and homeless refugees. These are the actions of the US and Israel that terrorize the population and ordinary residents.
[Civilian] – We declare to the horn of the devil [Saudi Arabia]: whatever the extent of your strikes, your destruction and your bombing, all this will not make us bend, or submit, and we will never give in or ask for mercy, and we will prostrate ourselves only before God! The Saud will discover who the Yemeni people are, you’ve already met us, and you will get to know us better you band of cowards!
[Journalist] These criminal acts are perpetrated by the Saudi-US regime against civilians, they hope to thus achieve victory if only in the media, in order to mask the humiliating defeats inflicted upon them during the last 5 months. Yeha Chehari for Al-Maseera TV channel.
Bulletin #3, July 25th, 2015:
[Journalist] In the shadow of an international silence that has ignored all principles and trampled over all statistics, the forces of crime and evil perpetrated a new crime in the city of Bakha, where last night, this force destroyed a residential building on its inhabitants, at 10 o’clock precisely when the conditions of this very hot region drive people to rest indoors.
[Civilian] – They bombarded us relentlessly, (though there are) no military targets here, no army, no nothing, not even the shadow of a weapon. How can I say… It is impossible to understand such barbarity. I swear by God, it is impossible. Right there, there are more than 20 victims, I had to collect the bodies myself in the rubble, with my own hands. I found more than 20 bodies in the rubble, with my own hands. What was their sin? While there is no military base nearby, no weapons, no soldiers. What can I say? They are (worse than) the Jews of Bani Nadhir (Medina tribe who conspired against the Prophet).
[Civilian] – Around 10 am, I went out and I heard the sound of a shot, [unclear remarks]. I went back to cover, and I witnessed 3 or 4 strikes.
[Journalist] – Successive (strikes)?
[Civil] – Yes, successive, spaced by 5 or 10 minutes.
[Journalist] – What kind of strikes?
[Civilian] – Gunfire missiles, airstrikes.
[Journalist] Bodies reduced to a pulp and shredded members, some being charred so that it is impossible to identify them, while no trace of others can be found. The case of this child who has lost both his eyes as he pressed close to his mother reveals the tragic nature of the situation, which twists the heart and brings tears to the eyes of anyone witnessing these scenes.
[Civilian] – Hundreds of civilians. Look, nothing but civilians. Look at what (these criminals) are doing! They kill women, children, the elderly,youths… What crime had they committed? (They are all) innocents. There are no Houthis, no military bases, no weapons. God damnSalman [the Saudi King] and all the Saud dynasty.
[Journalist] The power plant which supplied the residential area was hit and reduced to pieces, and all which remains are traces of the crime that demonstrates the ruthlessness of the attack, indiscriminate and unjustifiable in its targeting of civilians. This has caused the deaths of entire families.
[Civilian] – A family of refugees from Taiz lived here, and they and the host family were all killed.
[Journalist] More than 55 martyrs and dozens of wounded: the result of the Saudi-US attacks against the residential town of Bakha, and the number of victims continues to rise due to the critical situation of the seriously injured, not to mention those still buried under the rubble whose fate we still do not know. The families of the victims are entrusted to the care of benevolent people and existing authorities, responsible for a large number of dead and wounded, who also must search for all those still under the rubble.
[Civilian] – Eight missiles… See all the victims caused by this criminal State.
Abdel-Malik al-Houthi speech on July 10th, 2015: The Saudi barbarism identifies it to Israel and brings Yemen closer to Palestine