Saudi plot to rename Yemeni schools met with great protest

Saudi plot to rename Yemeni schools met with great protest

Hamid Zabenot, chairman of the sit-in committee in the Shahin district in Mahra province, has on Sunday stated that he rejects Saudi Arabia’s attempts to change the name of schools in the province.

“What the Saudi program has done, is funding the purchase of books and office supplies in schools, but has nothing to do with the construction of these schools that would give them the right to rename them,” Zabenot said in a tweet on Sunday.

“Our brothers in Oman have provided projects and support the people of Mahrah, Socotra and all parts of Yemen, and have never sought to cause any harm or seek to change the names of the projects [in return]. They see it as their duty and commitment to their brothers and neighbours,” Zabenot added.

For his part, the official spokesman of the sit-in committee Ali Mubarak Mahamid, said that the decision to rename some of the schools after Saudi regions and cities is “a flagrant violation adding to a number of violations already committed by the Saudi occupation against our national sovereignty in Mahrah.”