Yemen Presidential Council Stresses Need to Take Deterrent Measures against Houthi Terror

Dr. Rashad al-Alimi chairs the Presidential Leadership Council meeting on Sunday. (Saba)
Dr. Rashad al-Alimi chairs the Presidential Leadership Council meeting on Sunday. (Saba)
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Yemen Presidential Council Stresses Need to Take Deterrent Measures against Houthi Terror

Dr. Rashad al-Alimi chairs the Presidential Leadership Council meeting on Sunday. (Saba)
Dr. Rashad al-Alimi chairs the Presidential Leadership Council meeting on Sunday. (Saba)

Yemen’s Presidential Leadership Council said on Sunday it will implement deterrent punitive measures against the Iran-backed Houthi militias in response to its terrorist escalation.

It held the militias fully responsible for the consequences of their attacks on life-saving humanitarian supplies.

PLC Chairman Dr. Rashad al-Alimi convened the virtual council meeting that tackled ongoing efforts to take measures to stop Houthi terrorism and attacks against oil export ports.

Yemeni sources said the meeting discussed local developments and structural reforms at “sovereign agencies.”

It also tackled “government measures to implement National Defense Council Resolution No. (1) of 2022 related to the classification of the Houthi militias as terrorist,” the sources added.

The council discussed proposals to strengthen the role of agencies concerned with combating terrorism, deterring Houthi attacks on infrastructure and economic facilities and threats to international peace and security.

The Presidential Leadership Council stressed its commitment to defending national sovereign interests and facilities, securing basic services and livelihoods, and limiting the repercussions of the systematic terrorist targeting of the oil sector and civilian facilities.

Meanwhile, Yemeni Foreign Minister Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak discussed with US Ambassador to Yemen Steven Fagin on Sunday the developments in Yemen and the repercussions of the continued terrorist Houthi attacks on ships and economic and oil installations, reported the state news agency Saba.

They discussed the difficulties impeding peace efforts in Yemen in wake of the Houthi escalation and their threat to international navigation and international peace and security.

Bin Mubarak said the government is proceeding with the procedures to implement the decision to designate the militias as a terrorist organization.

He highlighted the importance of the international community's support for the decision to help contain the Houthi threat.

For his part, the US ambassador renewed his country's condemnation of the Houthi terrorist attacks on oil facilities, stressing his country's support for the security, stability and unity of Yemen.



Gaza Health Ministry: 70 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Fire in Khan Younis

Smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
Smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
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Gaza Health Ministry: 70 Palestinians Killed by Israeli Fire in Khan Younis

Smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)
Smoke rises following Israeli bombardments in Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, Monday, July 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Seventy Palestinians were killed and more than 200 wounded by Israeli fire on the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, Gaza's Health Ministry said on Monday.

It said some of the wounded were in a "dangerous condition.”

Another strike hit outside Al-Aqsa Hospital in the central town of Deir-Al-Balah, where many people were living in tents on the street, killing one person and wounding three.

The attacks came as the Israeli military ordered the evacuation of part of a crowded area in the Gaza Strip it had designated a humanitarian zone, saying it is planning an operation against Hamas militants there. The order triggered a new flight of Palestinians, many of whom had taken refuge there just in the past weeks.

The Health Ministry said the toll from Israel’s nine-month war against Hamas in Gaza has surpassed 39,000 Palestinians killed and 89,800 wounded.