Yemen’s Houthis say will release Saudi captives if Riyadh drops charges against Hamas members

      Published on Saturday, 28 March , 2020      742 Views     
Yemen’s Houthis say will release Saudi captives if Riyadh drops charges against Hamas members

Houthi leader is cited as saying that Saudi Arabia and the UAE are now ‘worse than Israel’

Yemen’s Houthi rebels came out with an offer to release the Saudi servicemen held in their captivity if Riyadh was to drop charges against the dozens of Hamas members tried in Saudi Arabia over terror funding, Associated Press reports.

The offer was made in Thursday’s televised address by Houthi leader on the fifth anniversary of the Saudi campaign in Yemen.

Abdel-Malek al-Houthi said the Iran-backed insurgents were willing to free a Saudi pilot captured after his plane was downed in February and four other prisoners.

Fuming against ‘the regimes of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates,’ he said the two were now “worse than Israel.”

Earlier, it was reported that dozens of Hamas members and activists were arrested in Saudi Arabia as it went on a crackdown against the Gaza terror group.

Those cuffed up by the Saudi authorities are now facing charges of money laundering and funneling funds to a terrorist entity.

Saudi Arabia got involved in the Yemeni crisis in March 2015, as the internationally-recognized government was driven out of the country by the Iran-backed Shi’ite rebels.

Category World News | 2020/03/28 latest update at 9:00 PM
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