Yemen’s Houthis Threaten To Continue Red Sea Attacks Despite US-Led Coalition

The Houthi rebel group in Yemen has threatened to keep attacking Israeli-affiliated ships in the Red Sea following the declaration by the US government of a new marine defence force to ward off their attacks. The US formed a coalition of ten nations to protect trade channels in the Red Sea.

Mohammed al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, stated that their military activities would continue. Al-Bukhaiti highlighted that Israel’s “crimes in Gaza” must halt for life-saving supplies to reach the besieged population. Only then will the attacks stop.

The Iranian-linked Houthi forces have attacked more than a dozen commercial ships in an attempt to put pressure on Israel to stop bombarding the Gaza Strip. The coalition was formed to protect freedom of navigation and improve security and prosperity in the region after US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin described the Houthi attacks as a significant worldwide issue.


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Major General Yusuf al-Madani of the Houthi group issued a warning against the US-led operation, threatening retaliation in the Red Sea for any increase in violence in Gaza. Al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, reaffirmed the group’s determination to stand against any coalition in the Red Sea.

Tensions were heightened when Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, a top Houthi official, threatened to have the ships of any nation that opposed the Houthi militia targeted in the Red Sea. The group claimed that the US-formed international coalition violated international law and amounted to aggression against the Palestinian people.

The Houthis, who hold a sizable portion of Yemen, have stepped up their attacks in revenge for Israel’s operations in Gaza, causing shipping routes to be disrupted and drawing criticism from the US, the EU, NATO, and other nations.

Reference: Al Jazeera

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