The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

“I prefer starving to death to forgiving the killers of my dad” | Demonstrators from Ariha and Jabal Al-Zawiyah express their rejection of delivery of assistance under regime supervision

Idlib province: SOHR sources have reported that tens of residents demonstrated in Ariha and Jabal Al-Zawiyah in southern Idlib, demanding the delivery of humanitarian aid through Bab Al-Hawa crossing on the Syria-Turkey border and expressing their rejection of the delivery of this aid from areas under the control of the Syrian regime.


The protestors lifted placards with slogans written on them which read “I prefer starving to death to forgiving the killers of my dad – We will never forgive those who killed our parents and made the widows women and children orphans, and pretend today that they want to help us.”


This comes after the Syrian regime accepted the entry of humanitarian assistance to Syria from Bab Al-Salama and Al-Ra’i crossings on the Syria-Turkey border. Meanwhile, Bab Al-Hawa crossing remains closed, because of the Russian veto against the decision of the delivery of assistance across the border strip, so that humanitarian assistance will be delivered to north-west Syria only from regime-controlled areas.


It is worth noting that Moscow has vetoed a decision to extend the duration of the delivery of humanitarian assistance by the United Nations to north-west Syria for nine months.


The duration of the authorization granted to the UN since 2014 to deliver humanitarian aid, including food, medicines and tents, to north-west Syria was expired on July 10.


On August 4, SOHR sources reported that hundreds of displaced people gathered in the “compound of Atma Camps” in Idlib countryside, and demanded the entry of humanitarian supplies through Bab Al-Hawa Crossing on borders with Turkey, confirming their rejection of the regime’s interference.


Moreover, protests took place in the same region two days ago against the regime’s interference in the entry of supplies, and demanded that the supplies would be brought through Bab Al-Hawa Crossing on borders with Turkey.