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People collect items after Saudi warplanes pound a market in Yemen. (File photo)
People collect items after Saudi warplanes pound a market in Yemen. (File photo)
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Catherine Shakdam, the director of Shafaqna Institute for Middle Eastern Studies, believes since the international community has been silent on “the many war crimes” that Saudi Arabia has so far committed in Yemen, the Saudis are increasing their atrocities against Yemeni civilians.

The analyst’s remarks came after Saudi warplanes bombed a bustling marketplace in Yemen’s northwestern province of Sa’ada, killing at least 24 people.

“Now they [the Saudis] are directly targeting women and children, they are not even hiding anymore or even pretending that they have legitimate targets and that civilians are actually just collateral damage. What they are doing is actually now openly targeting civilians so that they could inflict the maximum damage,” Shakdam told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.