UK, Saudi ministers ‘express outrage’ at Houthi killings in Sanaa

Quad meeting on Yemen held in Abu Dhabi. (MOFAUAE)
Updated 13 December 2017
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UK, Saudi ministers ‘express outrage’ at Houthi killings in Sanaa

LONDON: The foreign minsters of the UK, Saudi Arabia and UAE have “expressed outrage” at reports of indiscriminate killings and intimidation by Houthi militias in Sanaa, Yemen.
They met on Dec. 10 with senior US officials in Abu Dhabi to discuss the situation in Yemen, according to a joint statement released by the British Foreign Office this week.
The ministers also condemned Houthi aggression toward members of the General People’s Congress (GPC) and their families.
They called on the Houthis “to cease actions to suppress or eliminate other political parties in Sanaa.”
Yemen’s official news agency SABA said on Tuesday that the Houthi militias have killed at least 20 people and detained dozens across the country’s north since they assassinated former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The Houthis appear to be escalating their crackdown on any possible sign of rebellion among their one-time allies from Saleh’s party, the GPC.
During the meeting in Abu Dhabi, the officials discussed means of providing greater assistance to Yemenis in need of aid and ways of facilitating the entry of humanitarian and commercial goods.


Gaza teen dies of border protest wounds

Updated 21 June 2018
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Gaza teen dies of border protest wounds

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories: A Palestinian shot by Israeli forces last month during protests on the Gaza border died of his wounds Monday, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled territory said.
“Mohammed Ghassan Abu Daqqa died ... on Wednesday evening from his wounds, after he was shot by the Israeli occupation east of Khan Yunis on May 14,” it said in a statement, which did not give his age.
At least 33 Palestinians have been killed in clashes since mass protests broke out along the Gaza border on March 30.
No Israelis have been killed.
The protests peaked on May 14 when at least 62 Palestinians were killed as thousands approached the heavily guarded border fence on the same day the United States moved its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Israel says its use of live fire is necessary to defend its borders and stop infiltrations. It accuses Gaza’s rulers Hamas of seeking to use the protests as cover for attacks.