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Yemen’s Houthis threaten Israel’s bases

Houthi fighters with their Rocket-Propelled Grenade launchers [FOCUS NOW/Facebook]
Houthi fighters with their Rocket-Propelled Grenade launchers [FOCUS NOW/Facebook]

The Houthi armed group has threatened Israeli bases in Eritrea if it considers joining the Yemen civil war, Al Masirah reported.

Colonel Aziz Rashid, military spokesman for the Houthi armed group, warned ballistic missiles could be used to strike Israeli military bases in Eritrea if Tel Aviv enters the Yemen civil war.

The Houthi armed group deems Israel as an enemy, including anti-Israeli rhetoric on its flag “Death to Israel, Curse upon the Jews…” Abdul Malik Badreddin Al-Houthi in a speech in July said his fighters are ready to support a confrontation with Israel.

It is not clear why the threats have been made at this time.

Israel established diplomatic relations with Eritrea in early 1993 and assisted in the Eritrean war of independence which made way for an Israeli military presence. Iran, which arms the Houthis, also has a base in Eritrea.

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