Yemeni Hezbollah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi on Thursday accused the United States, Saudi Arabia and Israel of launching a campaign aimed at invading and occupying Yemen.
This move that created a huge turn of events, and to be honest caused a humiliating and unprecedented defeat of those criminals. After committing the ugliest crimes in the Hashoush and Badr mosques in Sanaa, they committed the worst crimes towards the Yemeni military in Aden, and they continue to commit these ugly crimes by targeting a lot of areas via a spreading military hoping for full control”, Yemeni Hezbollah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said.
Today the warplanes of the Saudi-led alliance have attacked a popular market in the northwestern Yemeni city of Sa’ada, killing or injuring at least 15 people, according to Yemen’s al-Massira TV on Friday.
People listening to Yemeni Hezbollah leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi TV address
“If the stupid, arrogant and unfair Saudi regime wagered on America and other regimes… to participate in the aggression towards the people, then our dear Yemeni people are betting on God’s support.”
The attack occurred as Saudi-led warplanes have pounded the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a for the second consecutive day.
The airstrikes against Sana’a resumed during the early hours of Friday.The planes bombed military and civilian targets in and around the Yemeni capital.
“Today and after this unfair and brutal aggression and after this sinful, ugly, criminal and unjustified targeting (of the Houthis) and after moving in this way, by putting under siege, starving, killing and suffocating 24 million great Yemeni people, they became more determined to defend themselves”, he added.
“If the stupid, arrogant and unfair Saudi regime wagered on America and other regimes – which they bought off with some cheap money to participate in the aggression towards the people, one of the most honourable and honest people of the world – then our dear Yemeni people are betting on God’s support, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi stressed.
“Our dear Yemeni people are a free people and will not be enslaved to anyone ever. If the stupid and unfair Saudi regime which imagines that the Yemeni people will kneel for him and surrender to him and that he can step over the Yemeni people, then no and a thousand nos, that could never happen. Therefore, I address our great Yemeni people to seriously and responsibly move to face this unfair and ugly aggression through forming two fronts, the first is an internal one which will take care of the situation inside the country and the second is to face and defend against these attacks and try and stop any attempts for occupation”, he said.
“Today is the day for all Yemeni people, it is a day for parents, a day for glory, a day for heroism, a day for loyalty and a day that represents every honest, free and loyal man, Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said in a TV address.
Saudi Arabia bombed key installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against the Shiite Houthis who have taken over much of the country and drove out the former president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.
Thousands of Houthi’s supporter.
Thousands of protesters gathered in the Yemeni capital on Thursday to show their support for the Houthi group.
Al-Masirah Television, which is affiliated with the Houthis, broadcast footage of the huge demonstration in Sanaa, which took place after Saudi Arabia’s attack.
Hadi, who fled the country Wednesday as the Houthis advanced on his stronghold in the southern port of Aden, reappeared Thursday. He arrived by plane in Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh, Saudi state TV reported.
Today Al-Massira television, run by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah fighters, said anti-aircraft defenses opened fired on the warplanes following the raids.
At least 25 people were killed and dozens of others injured on Thursday during the first day of the Saudi military aggression against Yemen. Sa’ada and the southern city of Ta’izz were also pounded on the same day.