Yemeni drones strike Israel’s Port of Eilat in solidarity with Gaza

2023-12-16 20:56:00
Yemeni drones strike Israel’s Port of Eilat in solidarity with Gaza

Yemeni Armed Forces say they have launched a large-scale drone strike against “sensitive” targets in the occupied territories in a show of support for the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip.

“A large squadron of unmanned aerial vehicles carried out a military operation against sensitive targets in the Umm al-Rashrash area [of the Port of Eilat] in the southern sector of the occupied lands” on Saturday, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television channel cited a statement released by the armed forces.

The statement said the drone strike came in line with the guidelines of the leader of Yemen's Ansarullah movement, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, and in response to calls made by the freedom-loving Yemeni nation as well as peoples from other Muslim countries.

It underscored that Yemeni army units “will continue offensives against the Zionist regime until it stops aggression against their steadfast Palestinian brethren in the Gaza Strip.”

“Yemen’ Armed Forces also call upon Arab and Muslim nations as well as the international community to assume an unqualified position on the Palestinian cause, and support the resistance front,” the statement said.

On Friday, the Yemeni army said it had targeted two Israeli-bound container ships in waters off the coast of Yemen. Two naval cruise missiles were fired at the ships, identified as MSC ALANYA and MSC PALATIUM III, after they refused to respond to calls from Yemen as well as fire warnings.

Yemen says its army will only target ships heading to Israeli ports, and all the other ships bound for other ports can freely sail in the waters near Yemen.

The Yemeni army says it will continue to target Israel-bound ships in the Arabian and the Red Sea until food and medicine are delivered to the besieged Gaza Strip.

Yemenis have declared their open support for Palestine’s struggle against Israel since the regime launched barbaric hostilities on Gaza on October 7 after the Palestinian resistance movements carried out the surprise Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the occupying entity.

Israel has killed at least 18,800 people, including 6,200 women and 8,000 children, in Gaza since. Another 51,000 individuals have been wounded.

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