By Mathias Tretschog
Not Ukraine, but Yemen is still the biggest humanitarian disaster since the end of World War 2, according to the United Nations – and the world is silent!
05.10.2023 – Beirut
Dear friends, dear readers, dear viewers,
Mathias Tretschog – freelance journalist and founder of the peace initiative Stop the WAR in Yemen – Germany, was a guest in Lebanon from 30 September to 05 October 2023. After futile attempts and weeks of unnecessary waiting for a visa for Yemen – issued by the embassy in Jordan (member of the Saudi war coalition) to produce reportages about life in wartime in Yemen, an alternative was needed. The stay in Beirut, including an exchange with journalists from the Yemeni TV station Al-Masirah-TV, was made possible by the support of Yemeni friends from INSAN – Für Menschenrechte und Frieden e. V. from Hamburg.
On this page, in the coming days and weeks, you will find numerous edited Al-Masirah video recordings incl. interviews with Yemeni journalists about the genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes of the US/Saudi/Emirati war coalition, which launched a war of aggression against Yemen on 26 March 2015 under the leadership of the Saudi Kashoggi butcher Bin Salman, in violation of international law, which is now in its 9th year. There is no end in sight in the near future!
Stop the WAR in Yemen – Germany guest on Al-Masirah-TV
The peace initiative Stop the WAR in Yemen calls on the German government as well as the governments of the EU and NATO states to stop all arms deliveries to Bin Salman’s US/Saudi/Emirati war coalition and to mandatorily comply with articles 6, 7 and 10 of the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT).
Article 6 ATT provides that no arms exports may be authorised if they are likely to be used for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, serious violations of the Geneva Conventions or attacks against civilians.
The federal governments of CDU/CSU/SPD and SPD/Greens/FDP have contributed and continue to contribute to providing the Saudi regime with the necessary means to commit genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity in Yemen by approving arms exports to the Saudi war coalition against Yemen.
Without the arms supplies from NATO and EU governments to the US/Saudi/Emirati war coalition, Bin Salman’s Yemen warring parties would no longer be able to continue this genocide in Yemen. The people of Yemen could soon be living in peace!
Al-Masirah means in German as much as “going together, unitedly in one direction” and was founded in 2013 by the Houthi resistance movement (often called Houthis/Huthis or Ansarullah = Helpers of Allah in German media) in Lebanon.
In 2020, X (formerly Twitter) blocked the account of Al-Masirah’s news channel, and in 2021, US law enforcement agencies such as the FBI seized a number of domains cooperating with Al-Masirah. The original website of almasirah.net is therefore blocked to this day due to the influence of the US and Saudi Arabia on the satellite companies and media groups of the NATO-dominated hemisphere and is thus inaccessible to readers and viewers in NATO and EU countries.
Al-Masirah TV – which is now funded by the government of Yemen in Sana’a and headquartered in Beirut – began its first broadcast in 2013, two years before the Saudi invasion of Yemen, and is now one of the best known and most used media outlets in the entire Arab region reflecting life in Yemen.
Al-Masirah-TV also works with numerous journalists in Palestine, Tunisia, Turkey, Syria, Pakistan and Iraq, and places particular emphasis on serious content that has been cross-checked several times before it is published.
Today, Al-Masirah is once again accessible to all interested parties at masirahtv.net or at englishalmasirahtv.net.ye, at least until the channels are not blocked again in Western countries.
In memory of the Yemeni journalists murdered by Saudi Arabia and Al-Qaeda!
Mathias Tretschog – Freelance Journalist and Founder of the Peace Initiative Stop the WAR in Yemen