SHAFAQNA – They called on the prestigious Islamic university to “adopt a stance based on the Divine faith (Islam), Fitrat and conscience about the tragedy the Yemeni people are going through and the extensive killing of people and destruction” in Yemen.
“Now that the developments in the world and region are such that the aggressors drop their hidden spites on the people of Yemen, the sound of the truth … must be heard from everyone who is committed to God and Islam, especially the al-Azhar,” they said in the letter.
It came as Saudi Arabia and its allies continue their attacks on the innocent Yemeni people.
Saudi Arabia started its military aggression against Yemen on March 26 – without a UN mandate – in a bid to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement, which currently controls the capital, Sana’a, and major provinces, and to restore power to Yemen’s fugitive former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh.
Riyadh has even failed to abide by the so-called ceasefire it announced on May 12, repeatedly carrying out deadly air raids against Yemen after the “truce” went into effect.
UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Johannes Van der Klaauw said on Friday that over 1,600 people have been killed and more than 6,200 injured in Yemen since conflict intensified there in late March.
He added that some 450,000 people have been displaced as a result of the continuing violence.