Saleh’s son vows to “confront enemies of the homeland” — statement

This file photo shows Brig. Gen. Ahmed Saleh, the son of Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, at the presidential palace in Sanaa on February 19, 2011. (REUTERS)
Updated 05 December 2017
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Saleh’s son vows to “confront enemies of the homeland” — statement

DUBAI: The son of Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed on Monday, vowed to “confront enemies of the homeland,” according to a written statement received on Tuesday.
Ahmed Ali, a former commander of Yemen’s elite Republican Guards, said in the statement sent by an aide to Reuters that his father had died at his house, while carrying his weapon.
Referring to the Iran-aligned Houthi group which killed his father, Ahmed Ali said he would “confront the enemies of the homeland and humanity, who are trying to obliterate its identity and its gains and to humiliate Yemen and Yemenis.”


Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

Updated 14 November 2018
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Netanyahu defends Gaza ceasefire after Israeli criticism

  • ‘Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why’
  • The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government

JERUSALEM: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday defended his decision to accept a ceasefire after the worst escalation with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip since a 2014 war.
“In times of emergency, when making decisions crucial to security, the public can’t always be privy to the considerations that must be hidden from the enemy,” he said at a ceremony in honor of Israel’s founding father David Ben-Gurion.
“Our enemies begged for a ceasefire and they knew very well why.”
The deal has provoked criticism from within Netanyahu’s government as well as from Israelis who live near the Gaza Strip and want further action against its Islamist rulers Hamas.