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Boys who are part of the Houthi rebels hold weapons as they ride on the back of a patrol truck in Sana’a March 13, 2015. Reuters

Riyadh-Houthi militias and forces loyal to ousted former President Ali Abdullah Saleh continue randomly targeting civilians in Saudi border cities to cause maximum casualties among innocent citizens from women to children and elderly.

Human rights activists are questioning the reason behind the suspicious silence of international humanitarian and human rights organizations at a time when these organizations issue dozens of condemnation statements in other countries.

The latest of these crimes carried out by Houthi militias and their allies was targeting a shopping center in Najran city, Saudi Arabia.

The attack killed a resident whereas seven others were injured.

Yemeni political writer Hamdan al-Alyi explained that Houthi militias and their allies are not keen on people’s lives whether civilians, soldiers, men, women, the elderly or youth.

Al-Alyi said that this is the reason why they always shell crowded cities, malls, schools and hospitals.

The activist in the humanitarian field confirmed that Houthis don’t have ethics of war as they target all what might act as an obstacle to their objectives.

Al-Alyi questioned why international and humanitarian organizations are remaining silent and are not addressing these violations by Houthi militias against civilians in Yemen and Saudi border cities like Najran.

For his part, Saudi Civil Defense spokesperson for the Najran region Captain Abdul Khaliq al-Qahtani said that civil service members reported on Tuesday evening the multiple shelling of a shopping center in Najran.

“A Yemeni national was killed by the attack and seven other residents were injured — they were all transferred to hospitals to receive medical care,” Captain Qahtani said.