SANA'A June 08. 2023 (Saba) - Heinous crimes committed by the Saudi regime against the Yemeni people, past and present, the Yemenis still remember their tragedies despite the passage of years since some of them were committed and more than a century specifically since the Tanomah massacre.
On Saturday 17 Dhu al-Qi`dah 1341 AH, the Al Saudi regime committed the Tanomah massacre against the Yemeni pilgrims, during which more than three thousand Yemenis were killed on their way to the Sacred House of God to perform the rituals of Hajj, according to historical sources.
The Tanomah massacre was not the only one, but it was followed by a series of crimes leading to the brutal and horrific massacres over the past eight years of Saudi aggression with American, British and Zionist support.
Sources in history books, including the book “Abandonment of Knowledge and Its Strongholds in Yemen” by Judge Ismail bin Ali Al-Akwa’, suggest that Saudi soldiers and armed takfiri groups led by Sultan Bajad Al-Otaibi shot Yemeni pilgrims in Wadi Tanuma, despite their knowledge that Yemenis, like other pilgrims, do not possess any weapon.
The Tanomah massacre, which was the first crime committed by the Al Saud regime against the Yemeni people, did not receive sufficient media coverage and highlighting by the Arab and international opinion due to the Saudi regime's concealment of the effects of its crime, and despite that, Yemenis will not forget it no matter how long it takes.
Opinions varied and differed about the Tanomah massacre, but everyone acknowledges its brutality and can be called the massacre of the twentieth century, which made it immortal in the minds of Yemenis, who remember it during the Hajj season every year by holding seminars and lectures that shed light on its causes and repercussions.
Every year, new information about the massacre is revealed, whether in terms of preparation and planning by the Saudi regime, or in terms of the place and time in which it took place and the extent of the heinousness of this crime, which the forces of global hegemony.
On the 103rd anniversary, the Tanomah massacre confirms the deep-rooted hatred of the Saudi regime against the Yemeni people, land and people, and this is evident in the launching of aggression since 2015 AD an international coalition that crossed all borders in its ugliness, not for anything but a service to global Zionism.
The bloody approach on which the Saudi regime was founded with colonial support since the so-called first Saudi state is a continuous approach, leading to the hideous and horrific behavior of ISIS that the Al Saud family and its authority pursue until today.
The Syrian traveler and historian, Nazih Moayed Al-Azm, who visited Yemen in 1927 AD, mentioned in his book “A Journey in the Happy Arabian Peninsula” that the number of martyrs of the Tanumah massacre ranged between five thousand or six thousand Yemenis, while an accurate statistic was reported by Yahya bin Ali Al-Dari in a manuscript in Al-Kabir mosque in Sana’a, that the scholar Ahmed Al-Washli arrived from Mecca and mentioned that the number of pilgrims who were killed in the Tanumah massacre was 3,105 pilgrims.
Various seminars were devoted to talking about the Tanomah massacre, its repercussions and causes, by researchers in the political, intellectual, military and social fields.
Where the head of the bloc of political parties against aggression, Eng. Lutf Al-Jarmozi, addressed in a working paper submitted to a symposium entitled "The Tanomah Massacre... Bloodshed and the Sources of Terrorism", scenes and evidence of the massacre and the political changes in the region during the period in which it took place, including the end of the Ottoman rule and the occupation of Palestine and the role of Britain in Those transformations, especially their enabling the House of Saud to seize the Hijaz and the preparation and joint implementation of the killing of the Yemenis in Tanomah.
He touched on the political, ideological and economic dimensions of the Tanomah massacre, the implementation of the Saudi regime’s British policy in the Arab world and the establishment of the Wahhabi ideology based on the principle of expiation and the permissibility of blood, and its role in emptying the Hajj of its content and preventing Muslims from performing this duty.
Engineer Al Jarmozi recounted stations and historical evidence of many massacres committed by the Al Saud regime in the Arab region in implementation of the British Wahhabi project.
While the researcher in military affairs, Brigadier General Abed Al-Thawr, confirmed that the Tanomah massacre is a crime against humanity that does not fall under the statute of limitations, pointing to the opening of the Tanomah massacre file for the first time in the modern history of Yemen, as a major crime committed against Yemeni pilgrims.
He called on the legal authorities to open a file of justice before international courts and legal authorities in the world to hold the Saudi regime accountable and prosecute the crimes it committed against the Yemeni people, past and present.
For his part, Professor of Modern and Contemporary History of Yemen at Sana'a University, Dr. Fouad Al-Shami, said that the Tanomah massacre was absent from Yemeni and Arabic references and sources, including the memory of Yemenis, with the exception of the memory of the families of the victims, who bear painful memories of the crime that befell them.
He pointed out that the Saudi regime was keen to make this massacre disappear and not provoke it by using all means and methods, including containing many Arab and foreign historians, researchers and writers, paying sums of money and giving them gifts and privileges with the aim of silencing them from dealing with this crime and practicing the policy of intimidation and intimidation against them.
Dr. Al-Shami stressed that Saudi policy had a major role in obscuring the great massacre of pilgrims "Tanomah" at all levels, which requires researchers, historians and writers to reveal the hidden facts and restore the Yemeni memory to reach the truth about what happened in Tanomah.
In the Tanomah massacre, many of Yemen's finest scholars who were on their way as part of a convoy of Yemeni pilgrims for the year 1341 AD were martyred to the Sacred House of God to perform the rituals of Hajj.
Researcher and historian Hammoud al-Ahnoumi, author of the book “The Pilgrims’ Massacre in Tanomah and Sadwan,” talks about the massacre by saying: “The best scholars of Yemen died in this massacre.
The Tanomah massacre will remain a living witness to the Saudi regime’s bloodshed against the Yemeni people for more than a century, which was not the last of the crimes, but was the most heinous, and the aggression and war of extermination against the Yemenis that followed was the most horrific in contemporary history.
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