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Israel’s crimes will speed up its ‘certain annihilation’: Houthi

The leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah popular resistance movement says the Israeli regime’s crimes against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are enduring a genocidal war by Tel Aviv, will speed up the regime’s “certain annihilation.”

Abdul-Malik al-Houthi made the remarks during his weekly address on Thursday, calling the regime’s crimes in Gaza “a source of disgrace for the humanity.”

Addressing the Zionists, however, he asserted, “Do not rejoice over your crimes, since your measures lead you faster towards the course of certain annihilation and will expel you from the land of Palestine.”

Israel launched the war on the coastal sliver on October 7 after Palestinian resistance groups carried out a surprise retaliatory operation against the occupied territories.

Concomitantly with the war, the regime has been enforcing a near-total siege on Gaza, which has reduced the flow of foodstuffs, medicine, electricity, and water into the Palestinian territory into a trickle.

So far during the military onslaught, the regime has killed more than 32,500 Gazans, most of them women, children, and adolescents.

The regime, though, has fallen short of realizing any of the goals that it has been seeking to achieve through the war, including occupation of Gaza and defeating the resistance.

“The Israeli regime is on course towards defeat in Gaza,” Houthi said. “Of course this defeat also belongs to the United States, which is a partner to this genocide,” he added, referring to Washington’s all-out political, military, and intelligence support for the war.

The Yemeni leader, meanwhile, considered the US and Israel to be partners in the many attacks that have been targeting aid-seeking Palestinians in the coastal territory.

“The enemy first designates an area as safe for collecting aid, and then bombs the people, who would go there to receive food,” he said.

‘US to inherit UK’s defeat in Yemen’

Elsewhere in his remarks, Houthi pointed to the strikes that Yemen’s armed forces have been carrying out against targets belonging to the Israeli regime and those associated with the regime in the Red Sea in support of Palestinians in Gaza.

So far, as many as 63 ships have been targeted, including Israeli, American, and British vessels, he said, calling the number “impressive,” and also referring to several attacks that the Yemeni forces have conducted against the port of Eilat in the occupied territories using cruise missiles.

Yemeni army says hit 6 ships in 72 hours in Gulf of Aden, Red Sea

Yemeni army says hit 6 ships in 72 hours in Gulf of Aden, Red Sea

Yemen has been targeting Israeli vessels or those “associated” with the regime in the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea since October 7, 2023.

Addressing the US, Houthi said, “The damage you will be dealt in this battle will be heavy.” He went on to warn that “if you go overboard, the consequences will become [even] greater and more dangerous.”

The Yemeni leader cited an American officer as saying that the US Navy had not been “humiliated” so much at the hands of the Yemeni forces since the nineteenth century.

“We say this to the Americans that ‘you will inherit the UK’s defeat in Yemen,” he noted, pointing to Britain’s withdrawal from southern Yemen in 1967 that led to the Arab Peninsula nation’s independence.

Houthi described the only means of cessation of the Yemeni strikes as enforcement of an end to the Israeli regime’s attacks and siege on Gaza.

He finally cautioned that the defeat that the US and the UK had been dealt at the hands of Yemen was the result of their “engaging against [only] a part of our armed forces.”

“They should envision what situation they are going to end up in if they face hundreds of thousands of our forces on the ground.”

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