The rebels Houthis Yemen issued a threat on Saturday to attack any ship bound for Israeli ports unless food and medicine are allowed into the Gaza Strip, according to a report from AFP.
Through a statement released on social networks, the Houthis announced their intention to “block the passage of ships destined for the Zionist entity” if humanitarian aid is not allowed to enter Gazawhich is under the control of Hamas.
The statement warns that any ship is on its way Israelregardless of its flag, nationality of its owners or operators, will be considered a legitimate target for the armed forces of Houthis. In addition, it urged all ships and companies not to transact in Israeli ports.
The statement also highlighted that the ships were involved in Israel or who brought the goods to the ports of Israel will not be accepted by Red Seaan important channel for global trade linked to the Suez Canal.
It is important to emphasize that the Houthiswith support from Iran, intensified their attacks since the beginning of the war between Israel y Hamas on October 7. In the past few weeks, the Houthis They took hostage a ship in the Red Sea, which was initially identified as an “Israeli cargo ship,” but was later clarified to be British-owned and operated by a Japanese company, which had no Israeli citizen on board.
Incidents were also reported on another ship, the Liberian-flagged Central Park, which was intercepted by unknown attackers before being released with the help of the US Navy.
Loss Houthis Conducts missile attacks against Israel on several occasions since the beginning of the war with Hamas.
On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that the United States requested Israel which does not respond to the attacks of the rebels Houthisworried about the risk that Israeli retaliation could trigger a wider conflict in the region.
According to the report, deer I should have asked Israel which allows the US military to deal with Houthis instead.