Dec 03, 2023 15:15 UTC
  • Yemen will fight Israel, US until Gaza war ends: Army spox

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement says it will continue its battle against the Israeli regime and the United States until attacks on the Palestinian enclave of the Gaza Strip come to a full stop.

The spokesman of the Yemeni armed forces said on Sunday that the Arab country will launch “more painful and devastating attacks” on Israel now that the regime has resumed its aggression against Gaza after a brief truce.

“Today, we are in a decisive fight against the US and the Zionist enemy and we will continue this until attacks on Gaza are stopped,” said Brigadier Yahya Saree.

Yemeni forces launched missile and drone attacks on targets in the Israeli-occupied territories of Palestine after the aggression on Gaza began in early October.

On November 19, Ansarullah fighters boarded a commercial ship believed to be ultimately owned by a major Israeli businessman with links to the Tel Aviv regime.

The Yemenis have said that any ship with links to Israel will be a legitimate target for them if it passes waters off Yemen's ports in the Red Sea.

Reports have shown that Israeli shipping companies have already decided to reroute their vessels in fear of attacks by Yemeni forces.

Saree told Yemen’s al-Masirah TV that Yemen is also prepared to respond to any retaliatory attack by the US and Israel and their allies in the region, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

The attacks by Yemenis are part of a broader military campaign that targets Israeli and US interests and involves resistance groups in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.

The campaign is aimed at forcing the regime to halt its aggression on Gaza and to press Washington to end its support for the aggression.