Last month, amid the escalating conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, a leader of the Yemeni movement pledged that “the Arab and Yemeni peoples will support the Palestinian cause.”
Yemen’s Houthi group said it would participate in defending Jerusalem In the event of a broader conflict with Israel, a senior official in the rebel group said.
“Ansar Allah [movimento houthi] Abdul Mahbashi, a member of the Houthi political cabinet, said that the equation will be within the equation in defending the city of Jerusalem. mentioned above By the Lebanese broadcaster Al-Mayadeen Thursday (17). The officer argued that The Israeli “enemy” It is not permissible for it to stop its attacks unless the resistance is able to reach the Israeli interior.
Al-Mahbashi claimed that Israel and the United Arab Emirates working together In the construction of a mysterious military air base on Perim Island, also known as Mayon in Arabic and located near Yemen, in the strategic Bab al-Mandab Strait. “Israel stands behind the UAE flag on Mayon Island in the Red Sea,” he added.
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Houthi rebels in a truck in Sanaa, Yemen, February 20, 2021
Although the territory they control is more than 1,600 kilometers from Israel, the Houthis have repeatedly threatened to shoot Tel Aviv in the event of attacks on their territory, or if Israel attacks its allies in other countries. Among the potential “target banks” of Yemeni traffic are Israeli ships sailing through the Red Sea and areas inside Israel.
last month in By escalating conflict Between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza, a member of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, pledged that “the Arab and Yemeni peoples will support the Palestinian cause.”