Many meaningless things happened in the midst of the ongoing war in Yemen, but the most nihilistic of them were the detention of a journalist, or the blocking of a road. Over the course of seven years, civil society organizations, and those working in the field of journalism and peace issues have been trying to understand the justification for the detention of four journalists by the Ansar Allah group (Houthis), for all this time.
Even the strategists of combat, do not blame them when they are asked: What is the point of putting a journalist behind a cage? Then they return to themselves empty-handed, as stubbornness in this matter seems incomprehensible and meaningless. Instead of being placed at the top of the list of "suppressors for freedom of the press", which is adopted by the international organization "Reporters Without Borders".
What pride does an official/jailer have in having his repressive regime categorized, along with the Islamic State (ISIS), on the level of brutal behavior?!
Regimes have always been scared of the press in peacetime, and try to answer their almost endless questions, as you cannot address issues of administrative imbalance by imprisoning the witnesses, without necessarily being corrupt or a thief, instead of putting the truth in a cage, it has become an illusion, At least for those who dream of returning to the era of totalitarianism and tyranny.
We have all seen, in the past weeks, how the Israeli occupation tried to silence the voice of truth, in its assassination of the journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh, and then how this spilled blood became a vital fuel to expose practices based on human rights violations and attempt to conceal witnesses.
Any gain or war profit, from being the cause of the death of a patient, or overturning of a cargo truck and damaging its freight, or raising transportation and living costs, just because your highness wanted to rule!
And there are those from the parties to the conflict who, in the end, dared to condemn this behavior, without feeling the shame of detaining and abusing Yemeni journalists.
Bandit, too, is on the same brutal as hacking and heinous. Those who were obligated to spend more than six hours, to pass through the ten-minute distance, are Yemenis, whatever the level of incitement and conflict.
The press people interests that they pursue did not and do not constitute a threat to anyone, otherwise they would not have forced themselves to follow this path, in full view of those who force them to endure this hardship and fatigue. And you - by blocking the road - do not win by insulting and humiliating people, as you prove that you do not have any amount of compassion for the Yemeni man and the tenderness of his heart as you might claim. If you consider that making a concession in the direction of alleviating the suffering of these tired people is a daunting task, then to whom would you offer it?!
Any gain or war profit from being the cause of the death of a patient, or the overturning of a cargo truck and damaging its cargo, or raising transportation and living costs, just because your highness wanted to rule!
Do you think that collective punishment of a large group of the Yemeni people can dissuade them from demanding their rights, or make them more compliant and fearful? No, they won't. They are strong in their values and committed to themselves and their country, more than you might think.
This logic can be satisfied by those who do not read history and do not care about it. As for those who speak honestly about the Yemenis and their interests, despite their failures, they count on them. They have a daunting task to make an honorable history: Open the blocked roads for the Yemenis, and prove once again that they deserve to live a normal life, like all the people of the earth.