By: Essam al-Sufiani - SEYOUN- Faisal Bin Shamlan, Joint Meeting Parties (JMP)'s presidential candidate, said Bin Ayfan district, located in Hadramout governorate, is a center for drugs harbored by the government.
In his second electoral festival held Saturday in Seyoun, Bin Shamlan said he obtained a report released by a foreign authority stating Bin Ayfan district is a center for drugs, accusing the state of not controlling it. "Don't you read reports released abroad?" he addressed the attendants.
Bin Shamlan reminded the citizens of the policy which the Yemeni Socialist Party (YSP) used to adopt as it accused the government of being procrastinating in returning lands to their owners according to their documents before the YSP confiscating them during its reign in Southern Yemen.
During the festival, attended by a small rally and televised by Yemeni satellite channel, Bin Shamlan instigated governorates against one another, stating some governorates are granted vacancies while Hadhramout, Marib, Shabwa and al-Jawf governorates are not. "Smoke and gases go to you, while petroleum vacancies go to others," he noted.
The JMP presidential candidate is running his campaign disguised in beggary, never hesitated to describe military and police members as beggars. "Military and police forces should be granted adequate salaries so that they wouldn't beg citizens or others. How come we ask military and police members to protect the country and provide security for its citizens while they receive petty salaries?"
Bin Shamlan didn't differentiate between the republican regime and government as he asked to change the current regime and replace it by a fair one, which he didn't reveal, but this time calling to overthrow the state which he described as a "cancer".
Indicating to his worn-out memory, Bin Shamlan forgot that he is a presidential candidate as he elaborated on Seyoun problems like watercourses and valley trees, as if he is running for local elections, unaware of his presidential platform. This proves what has been said that Bin Shamlan had his platform ready, commenting only on the way it was phrased, and that –according to the head of his campaign- he rephrased it using his awesome literary style.
By using contradicting speeches, instigating language, and referring to the past, Bin Shamlan puts an end to several violations made by JMP newspapers. Controlling the JMP presidential festival by Islah Party has provoked and enraged other leaderships of the JMP as they said this act on the part of Islah restricted their participation in the festival.
Sources that attended the festival said the festival began with a welcoming speech by the head of Islah Seyoun Branch, followed by Bin Shamlan and then Vice-chairman of Islah Shoura Council. Sources added that Islah leadership of Seyoun Branch interrupted the citizens' questions during Bin Shamlan's speech, justifying there was no need to make such questions in the festival.
Shamlan is nothing but a puppet for the opposition parties to execute their PR agenda in this campaign. They know they're not going to win.
The Saudi aggression war jets continued on Saturday afternoon their criminal bombing on the capital Sana'a.
The hostile warplanes launched three violent raids on al-Nahdain area in al-Sabeen district for the fourth time within 24 hours after bombing the same area three times at dawn today, a local official said .
The number of the displaced families from inside and outside Mareb province amounted to 7,700 families due to the Saudi aggression on Yemen.
The internally displaced families in the districts of the province reached 6,200 families distributed on the districts of Majzar, Madghal, Raghwan, Serwah, Mareb city, al-Wadi, Harib al-Qramish, Harib Bihan, Bidbeda and al-Joba, the coordinator of the relief and humanitarian organization in the province Abdulkhaleq al-Sharif explained .
He pointed out that the number of the families displaced from Mareb to the capial Sana’a amounted to about 1,500 families distributed on several areas, including al-Hatarish, Bani al-Harish district, Daress, Mathbah, Aser, Shumilah, al-Sabeen and the 50th Street.
Three citizens were killed and other wounded in Saudi airstrikes targeted their house in Bir Basha area in Taiz province, a local official said on Monday.
These airstrikes coincided with other raids launched by the aggression warplanes and targeted Mokha Port and the quarantine premises, causing destruction in the port and the quarantine, the official explained.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has described the Saudi-led coalition massacres in Yemen as horrific, calling for an immediate ceasefire and engaging in negations without preconditions.
The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a news conference in Moscow that despite the positive signals made by the negotiations between the Yemeni opposing parties in Geneva last December, but the armed confrontation in this country are still continuing, especially after the Saudi-led coalition announced the end of the truce and resumed the military operations.
" In recent days the media circulated horrible news about the Saudi-led coalition bombing on a MSF-supported hospital in Sa’ada, which resulted in deaths and injuries," she added.
The army and popular committees managed on Tuesday to secure three sites in Taiz province, a local official said.
The army and popular committees carried out a military operation before Tuesday dawn ended up with regaining control over three sites in Addar junction between Nagd Qusaim and al-Misrakh in Taiz, the official added.
At least four people were killed on Sunday when a missile hit a hospital supported by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in Sa'ada province.
One projectile struck the Shiara Hospital in Razeh district at 9:20 a.m., according to MSF staff members on the ground. The MSF staff has been working in the hospital since November 2015.
"The hospital was hit by a projectile this morning, killing four people, wounding 10," In a statement issued by Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF),
Three of the injured are MSF staff members, two of whom are in critical condition, the medical humanitarian organization said. In addition, several buildings of the medical facility were collapsed.
"The number of casualties could rise as there could still be people trapped in the rubble." The organization said the staff has evacuated and patients are being transferred to Al Goumoury hospital in Sa'ada, which is also supported by MSF.
MSF cannot confirm the origin of the attack, but planes were seen flying over the facility at the time. At least one more projectile fell near the hospital.