The Houthis open a new front against Israel in the Red Sea

The Houthis open a new front against Israel in the Red Sea

On Sunday, Houthi rebels seized the Galaxy Leader (here in 2018), a cargo ship operated by a Japanese company, in the Red Sea. Owen Foley/via Reuters

Decryption – The seizure of an Israeli-owned ship aims to strengthen the influence of Yemeni rebels against Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni rebels loyal to Iran kept their word. A few days after threatening to target Israeli ships in the Red Sea, the Houthis seized a commercial boat chartered by a Japanese group but owned by an Israeli businessman, in a gesture of solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza victims of the Jewish state’s bombing. .

On Sunday, after moving away from the Saudi port of Jeddah Galactic leader He was “Yasser” To the south, near the Yemeni coast, not far from the port of Hodeidah, with 25 people on board. In a video posted by the rebels, we see a helicopter landing on the roof of the building and about ten armed men descending to launch an attack on the cockpit. Contrary to what the rebels promoted immediately afterwards, none of them were Israeli. The Houthis then took the ship to the port of Saleef in Hodeidah.

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