Saudi Arabia Should Better Bomb Israel than Yemen: Houthi

More than 60% of civilian deaths in Yemen have been the result of Saudi-led air strikes, the UN says

Sanaa: A senior Yemeni leader has urged Saudi Arabia to stop bombing his impoverished country and instead shift focus to Israel where unarmed Palestinians were being slaughtered by the Jewish state.

“Saudi Arabia should stop airstrikes and aggression against Yemen, and instead hit Israel which is bombing Palestine,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi tweeted on Saturday.

He added, “I call upon Saudi Arabia and members of the Riyadh-led coalition to attack several targets inside Israel for the sake of the [Palestinian] victims’ families and the issue of Palestine.”

Houthi noted that the Yemeni armed forces will accordingly relinquish their right to retaliatory attacks even in the face of Saudi-led air raids and tight blockade on Yemen.

Saudi Arabia, backed by the US and other regional allies, launched the bloody war on Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of installing a puppet government in Sanaa but without any success.

Yemeni armed forces and Ansarallah movement have instead strengthened their control over much of the country.

The Saudi-led military aggression has left hundreds of thousands of Yemenis dead, and displaced millions of people. It has also destroyed Yemen’s infrastructure and spread famine and infectious diseases across the country.

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