Yemeni nation steadfast in supporting Palestinians: Houthi leader

July 1, 2016 2:30 am

Leader of ’s Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi delivers a televised speech on June 30, 2016.

Leader of Yemen’s Ansarullah
movement Abdul-Malik al-Houthi has described the Yemeni nation’s support
for and Palestinian resistance movements in the face of the
Israeli regime’s aggression as “solid and unwavering.”
Houthi said
late on Thursday that the Yemenis wholeheartedly love their Palestinian
brethren and praise the courageous stands of Palestinian resistance
movements, which hail from the core of the society.
He further described popular uprising as the main means to withstand the US and Western support for the Tel Aviv regime.
Houthi
also pointed to the sacrifices made by the Lebanese resistance movement
Hezbollah, lauding it as an honor for the Muslim ummah.

“The
Zionist regime is the common enemy of Islamic nations. It poses a
pervasive threat, which we are entitled to confront,” he said, adding,
“Al-Aqsa Mosque is one of our sanctities and we cannot forget it,” he
pointed out.

Houthi’s remarks came ahead of the
International Quds Day, which is held annually on the last Friday of the
Muslim fasting month of Ramadan as designated by the late founder of
the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini.

Israeli
soldiers inspect the area around the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba
near the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) on June 30, 2016.
©AFP
Each year, millions of people around
the world stage rallies on the day to voice their support for the
Palestinian nation and repeat their call for an end to the Tel Aviv
regime’s atrocities and occupation of the Palestinian territories.
The
occupied Palestinian territories have been the scene of heightened
tensions since August 2015, when Israel imposed restrictions on the
entry of Palestinian worshipers into the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East
al-Quds.
Palestinians are angry at increasing violence by Israeli
settlers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, saying the Tel Aviv regime
seeks to change the status quo of the sacred site.
More than 220 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of last October.

Masked
Palestinian protesters gesture during clashes with the Israeli police
at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the occupied Old City of al-Quds
(Jerusalem) on June 28, 2016. ©AFP
Israel
maintains a defiant stand on the issue of illegal settlements on
Palestinian land as it refuses to freeze its land expropriation policies
and settlement expansion activities.
Over half a million Israelis
live in more than 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli
occupation of the West Bank, including East al-Quds (Jerusalem). All the
Israeli settlements are illegal under international law. However, Tel
Aviv has defied calls to stop settlement expansions.

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