Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

A view of Jeddah’s corniche. A video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park has resulted in widespread condemnation. (AFP)
Updated 12 July 2018
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Uproar as video of park cleaner being slapped in Saudi Arabia goes viral

  • Video of a man slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday
  • People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior

JEDDAH: A video of a man in his late twenties/early thirties slapping a cleaner in a park went viral on Twitter on Wednesday, creating an uproar in its wake.

People sympathized with the worker and condemned the young man’s behavior as dehumanizing and abusive, requesting that the authorities take measures against the assailant.

@Sul6an_0_ said: “There is no excuse for his actions and nothing gives him the right to attack the worker … All workers can be reported in case they neglect their work — and if they’ve committed a criminal act the assailant should’ve just called 999. Attacking a simple worker is no sign of manhood or bravery but weakness and meanness and the lack of humanity.”

“Only a mean and despicable person would stretch his hand to a poor man!!! If for example, the cleaning worker made a mistake you aren’t the one to punish him. He works for the government, and this man’s act is overstepping the government — I hope they catch him and teach him not to hurt others ever again,” tweeted @Abody456.

@Jdeed2002 said: “No one is satisfied with what this young man has done. The country has a government to tackle any shortcomings. We do not live in the jungle.”


Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

Updated 21 September 2018
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Saudi envoy highlights Coalition’s support of humanitarian operations in Yemen

  • UN official briefd on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen

JEDDAH: Mohammed bin Saeed Al-Jaber, Saudi ambassador to Yemen and executive director of the “Isnad” Center for Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations in Yemen, met on Thursday with UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

During the meeting, Al-Jaber highlighted Saudi Arabia and the coalition states’ support of humanitarian operations in Yemen in light of violations committed by the Houthi militias.

He also briefed the UN official on the plans and projects of the Saudi Development and Reconstruction Program for Yemen, affirming its support in accordance with three references (Gulf Initiative and its executive mechanism, outputs of the national dialogue and Security Council Resolution 2216).

Griffiths highlighted his efforts with the Iran-backed Houthi militias to return to the negotiating table.

Earlier, Yemeni Vice President Ali Mohsin Saleh met with Griffiths. They discussed the latest developments in the Yemeni arena and efforts for peace there.