I warned Houthi group On Monday, Yemenia refrained from any interference in Yemen’s territorial waters, vowing an “appropriate response” to this step, explaining that it has the appropriate weapons and missiles to deal with any developments.
This came in a statement by the Commander of the Houthi Coastal Defense Forces, Muhammad al-Qadiri, according to what was reported by the Houthi-affiliated Al-Masirah Channel, the day after the group announced the seizure of an Israeli ship in the Red Sea and taking it to the Yemeni coast.
Al-Qadri said that their forces have “appropriate weapons and missiles to deal with any developments and with appropriate bullets and strikes at any time and in any place” in the event of any foreign intervention in their territorial waters or islands.
He added that they are entering “a new phase in which we are witnessing a qualitative development within the naval forces, and they are spread over a wide area of the western coast (of Yemen).”
The military spokesman for the Houthis, Brigadier General Yahya Saree, posted in a tweet on the X platform a video clip of the military operation during which the Israeli ship was controlled in the Red Sea.
Scenes from the unique military operation of the naval forces, during which the Israeli ship was seized yesterday in the Red Sea. pic.twitter.com/7dGNtbcMos
– Brigadier General Yahya Saree (@army21ye) November 20, 2023
Yesterday, Sunday, the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office said Benjamin NetanyahuThe Houthis in Yemen “hijacked” a ship owned by a British company and operated by a Japanese company, denying that there were Israelis on board.
Netanyahu’s office indicated that there were 25 individuals on board the ship of different nationalities, including Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Filipinos, and Mexicans.
Yesterday, Sunday, the Houthi group vowed to target ships owned or operated by Israeli companies, “Nusra L.”Gaza strip“, calling on countries to withdraw their citizens working on the crews of these ships.
For 45 days, the Israeli army has been waging a devastating war on Gaza, leaving more than 13,000 martyrs, including more than 5,500 children and 3,500 women, as well as more than 30,000 injured, 75% of whom are children and women, according to the government media office in Gaza.
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