Martyrs' children are our children, too: Shaikh Mohammed
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces at the mourning majlis of martyr Ali Mohammed Hassan Al Shehi in Ras Al Khaimah on Monday.
Ras Al Khaimah / Al Ain / Ajman - Leaders continue condolence visits to families and friends
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday continued to visit and offer condolences to the families of the Emirati martyrs who died while performing their national duty during the Arab coalition Operation Restore Hope in Yemen.
Shaikh Mohammed started by visiting the mourning majlises of martyr Ahmed Mohammed Ali Al Shehi and martyr Rashid Saeed Rashid Al Habsi.
He expressed deep condolences and sincere sympathies to the families of the servicemen, praying to God Almighty to rest their souls in peace, and provide their families with patience to bear the loss.
He was accompanied by Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Lt-General Misbah bin Rashid AI Fattan, Director of the Office of the Vice-President; and Khalifa Saeed Suleiman, Director-General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai.
Shaikh Mohammed had previously also visited the mourning majlises for martyrs Adel Saleh Abdullah Al Shehhi, Abdullah Omer Mubarak Al Jaberi, Ali Hussein Al Baloushi, Ali Hassan Mohammed Al Shehhi, Yousef Abdullah Eisa Al Ali, Al Shatti Saeed Abdullah Al Sayyad, Rashid Mohammed Mattar Al Masaferi, Obaid Saeed Khalifa Al Shamsi, Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Al Khateri; in Al Jolan, Al Mamoura, Al Dhait, Kharan, Al Suhaila and Al Daqdaqa districts in Ras Al Khaimah respectively.
Shaikh Mohammed praised the high morale, loyalty and national dignity demonstrated by the relatives of the martyrs.
He said: "The martyrs will show a path for subsequent generations, sons and daughters of our beloved country, to move forward on the road...for happiness and welfare of the citizens."
Speaking to the families and relatives of the martyrs, Shaikh Mohammed said: "Children of the martyrs are our children too. Being one family, we share the same pain and joy. There is no difference between the Ruler and the subjects, or between young and adult, or between rich and poor."
He paid a tribute to the sacrifices of youth and their achievements, whether in times of peace or war, adding that their achievements build a nation that is proud of their sacrifices in all fields.
Mohammed bin Zayed continues condolence visits
His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, is also continuing with his condolence visits to the families of the Emirati martyrs.
He also visited the mourning majlises held for martyr Obaid Saeed Al Shamsi and martyr Mohammed Saeed Mohammed Al Khateri in Al Daqdaqa district, and martyr Rashid Mohammed Mattar Al Masaferi in Suhaila district.
He attended the majlises of martyr Al Shatty Saeed Abdullah Al Sayad in Al Kharan district, martyr Yousef Abdullah Eisa Al Ali and martyr Ali Mohammed Hassan Al Shehhi in Al Dhait north district and of Ali Hussein Ali Al Baloushi in Al Dhait south district.
Poems were recited expressing the themes of loyalty and allegiance to the wise leadership, and pride about the national gains, including the sacrifices of the armed forces. The poems also reflected the themes of humanitarian work being adopted by the UAE to support sisterly countries.
Shaikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Shaikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Foreign Minister, were also amongst those who went to pay their respects to the families.
RAK Ruler meets martyrs' families in Al Ain
His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah; Shaikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah and Shaikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Department of Ports and Board Chairman of RAK Free Zone, on Monday offered their condolences in Al Ain to the families of the martyrs.
The Ruler of RAK offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs Saad Mohammed Saleh Al Ahbabi and Butti A'el Mesfer Al Ahbabi in Al Salamat district in Al Ain.
They also offered their condolences to the families and relatives of the martyr Abdullah Khalifa Mattar Al Nuaimi at the family residence in Al Haili district in Al Ain, and to the family of the martyr Omer Rashid Al Maqbali at the family residence in Umm Ghafa district in Al Ain.
Shaikh Saif conveys sympathies
Lt-General Shaikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, extended his deepest condolences to the family of martyr Abdullah Ali Al Hammadi.
In attendance were Brigadier Sheikh Sultan bin Abdullah Al Nuaimi, Commander-in-Chief of Ajman Police, Brigadier Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, General Commander of Sharjah Police, and Colonel Saud Al Saadi, Director of the Secretariat of the Office. the Interior Minister.
He conveyed sympathies to the families of each of the servicemen Rashid Saeed Al Habsi, Adel Saleh Al Shehhi, Abdullah Omar Al Jabri, Ali Hassan Al Shehhi, Ali Hussain Al Boloushi, Ahmed Mohammed Yedid Al Shehhi, and Obaid Saeed Al Mazroui, during a visit to the mourning tents set up in their honour in Ras Al Khaimah, praying to God Almighty to rest their souls in peace, and provide their families with the patience to bear their loss. All the rulers, ministers and Shaikhs prayed to the Almighty Allah to rest the martyrs' souls in peace, and bestow patience and solace on their families.
Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed interacts with family members of martyr Rashed Al Mesafery at a condolence majlis in Ras Al Khaimah on Monday. -Wam