In Yemen’s Hodeida province, fishing is no longer the main activity practiced by most residents, instead, the hunt for civilians trapped under the rubble of structures destroyed by Saudi-led coalition airstrikes, using U.S. weapons, has come to take people’s time.
“He went out to search for something to eat … I wish I was dead instead of him,” shouted 50-year-old Saleem, standing next to the body of his son at the al-Thawrah hospital in Hodeida. Saleem’s son was killed in a double-tap airstrike targeting a fishing harbor on Thursday in Yemen’s western province of Hodeida.
The coalition launched its initial salvo of Thursday’s airstrikes on a fish market known as “fishing harbor,” killing tens of fishermen and wounding others who were later transferred to al-Thawrah hospital, which would be targeted by coalition bombs a short time later. The fish market was targeted again not long after the first strikes hit. So far 60 people are believed to have been killed in the two attacks and 130 were wounded, including three women and children, some of the injured remain in critical condition.