Yemeni Journalists hold sit-in to protest Israeli Aggressions [Archives:2002/12/Local News]

March 18 2002

Yemeni journalists staged a sit-in last Friday at the Yemeni Journalists Syndicate (YJS) to protest the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians and show support to Intifada. The event coincided with another strike and demonstration staged by the Palestinian people living in Sana’a
In his speech at the set-in, YJS chairman Mahboob Ali stressed the next Arab summit in Beirut should take courageous decisions that restore the rights of the Palestinian people and put an end to their sufferings.
In a letter to Amnesty International and World Journalists Union, the journalists requested all human rights organizations to condemn the Israeli acts against the Palestinians, who are defending their rights and freedom.
The Palestinian citizens led a demonstration to the United Nations headquarters in Sana’a and delivered a message addressed to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan in which they express surprise at the lack of action of the international community in relation to the ongoing atrocities in the Palestinian territories.
The message demanded that the UN should send monitors to Palestinian territories to investigate the assassination campaign and demolition of houses of the Palestinians.