Saudi Prince Khalid bin Salman posted a series of tweets on Thursday condemning the Houthi militias' recruitment of children in Yemen.
The recruitment of children by the Iran backed Houthis is a heinous crime that we can no longer tolerate.— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) ٣ يناير ٢٠١٩
Houthis force recruitment from schools & playgrounds, threaten/terrorize families who refuse, and proceed to use them as cannon fodder. pic.twitter.com/KWUZKiYgXB
KSA has proudly rehabilitated hundreds of Yemeni children. Kids often come in shocked by the horrors of war, where they find themselves between death, gunfire, and bodily remains.We have repeatedly expressed the need for the int’l community to take a firm stand against this crime— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) ٣ يناير ٢٠١٩
For too long, the international community and media have unfortunately ignored the Houthis daily violation of children’s rights. KSA calls for a serious sustained global initiative to combat the recruitment of children in battles; especially in Yemen. It must end once and for all— Khalid bin Salman خالد بن سلمان (@kbsalsaud) ٣ يناير ٢٠١٩