Hamas said in a statement, “We strongly condemn the blatant American-British aggression against Yemen, and we hold them responsible for its repercussions on the security of the region.”
She added, “The air and sea bombardment is a crime and a blatant aggression against Yemeni sovereignty, and a threat to the security of the region, which is witnessing American and British militarization that came to protect the Nazi-Zionist occupation and to cover up its crimes against the Palestinian people and the entire Arab region.”
She pointed out that the “brutal aggression” against Yemen was an “uncalculated act, under the influence of the will of the Zionist occupation and its extremist Nazi leadership, and will only increase the region's combustion and tension, and Washington and London bear responsibility for its repercussions,” as she put it.
Hamas stressed that “the region will not witness security and stability unless the Zionist occupation ends.”
The movement called on Washington and London to “review their colonial policies, and respect the sovereignty of countries and the interests of the Arab peoples, who will not stand idly by in the face of brutal Zionist crimes.”
In turn, the Islamic Jihad movement said, “This aggression comes in the context of the military umbrella provided by the Western colonial countries for their military barracks in Palestine.”
The movement added that this “confirms that the American administration is the one conducting the war of genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza,” stressing that “it is the resistance of the peoples of our nation that will prevail in the end.”
The Islamic Jihad movement called on the Arab and Islamic nations to “take action in rejection of the aggression against Yemen that rose in defense of Gaza and the holy sites of Muslims in Palestine.”
At dawn on Friday, the White House announced, in a joint statement from ten countries, that “in response to the Houthi attacks (..) on commercial ships in the Red Sea, the American and British armed forces carried out joint attacks on targets in areas controlled by the Houthis in Yemen.”
The joint statement was issued on behalf of the governments of the United States, Britain, Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and South Korea, according to what was published by the White House.
For its part, Al-Masirah Channel, affiliated with the Ansar Allah group (Houthis) in Yemen, announced on its website on Friday that the capital, Sanaa, had been subjected to “American aggression.”
The group's Saba news agency also reported that “American and British aircraft launched raids on Sanaa and the governorates of Hodeidah, Saada, and Dhamar.”
Commenting on the attacks, Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdel Salam said on Friday that Yemen was subjected to “blatant American-British aggression to protect Israel and stop Yemen’s operations in support of Gaza.”
Abdel Salam added, in a tweet on the
In solidarity with the Gaza Strip, which has been subjected to an Israeli aggression with American support since last October 7, the Houthis have targeted, with missiles and drones, cargo ships in the Red Sea owned or operated by Israeli companies or transporting goods to and from Israel.