Yemen’s International Houthi Group Goes Angry, Targeting Ships Routed to Israel News – 1 hour ago

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Yemen’s Houthi group has threatened to target all ships bound for Israel regardless of their nationality. Therefore, they warned all international shipping companies against dealing with Israeli ports.

The Houthi group has previously attacked and seized several ships linked to Israel in the Red Sea and the Bab al-Mandab strait. This sea route is the delivery route for most of the world’s crude oil.

Apart from that, this group also fired ballistic missiles and armed drones towards Israel. Houthi officials call what they are doing a form of support for Palestine.

Meanwhile, Israel said the attack on the ships was an ‘act of Iranian terrorism’ that had international maritime consequences.

A Houthi military spokesman confirmed that all ships sailing to Israeli ports are prohibited from entering the Red Sea and the Arabian Sea.

“If Gaza does not receive the food and medicine it needs, all ships in the Red Sea bound for Israeli ports, regardless of nationality, will be targeted by our armed forces,” said a Gaza spokesman quoted from channelnewsasia, Sunday (10/12/2023) .

The Houthi group is one of several groups in the “Axis of Resistance” allied with Iran and has been attacking Israel and the United States (US) since October 7 when Hamas militants attacked Israel.

In one of the latest incidents, three commercial vessels were attacked in international waters last week. This prompted a US Navy destroyer to intervene.

The Houthi group, which controls much of Yemen and the Red Sea coast, also seized a British cargo ship last month that had links to an Israeli company.

The United States and Britain condemned the attack on the ship, and blamed Iran for its role in supporting the Houthis. Tehran says its allies take decisions independently.

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