Hamas supports military operation for political legitimacy in Yemen

Updated 30 March 2015
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Hamas supports military operation for political legitimacy in Yemen

Hamas extended support for Kingdom-led operation “Decisive Storm,” aimed at restoring the legitimate government in Yemen, as also to save its people from rampaging Houthi militants.
The Palestinian organization said in a statement issued on Saturday that it supports self-determination of the Yemeni people and opposes any actions that would put Yemen’s security and independence at risk.
Hamas said it supports “political legitimacy” in Yemen and backs its “unity, security and independence.”
The statement assumes significance as it comes shortly after Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas joined the array of leaders from the Muslim world who strongly supported the joint military operation by coalition forces.
Reacting to increasing support for the military operation, including the support of Hamas, Dr. Sadaka Yehia Fadil, a senior member of the Shoura Council told Arab News, “The Decisive Storm operation is being supported by the Muslim world and the international community, including many significant world leaders, because it is an appropriate move to provide justice for the people of Yemen by restoring the legitimate government.”
“It is very much in the interest of the people of Yemen and protects their right to self-determination,” he said. He also emphasized “it is significant that Hamas is getting away from Iranian influence.”
The Shoura Council member further pointed out that Houthis militants are hand-in-glove with the Iranian government which is definitely using it for their purpose.
The Houthi illegal move to occupy power has widely been criticized worldwide, he said.


Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh

Updated 47 min 8 sec ago
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Four killed in failed terrorist attack on interior ministry building north of Riyadh

Four heavily armed attackers were killed in a failed terrorist attack on an interior ministry building in Zulfi, north of Riyadh, Al-Arabiya TV said.

Videos circulating on social media show the dead armed with machine guns, bombs and Molotov cocktails.

The suspects who were on board a car tried to crash through the main entrance of the General Directorate of Investigation’s Center in Riyadh, but were intercepted by security and prevented the vehicle from gaining access into the compund.

An ensuing firefight resulted in the death of the attackers Al-Arabiya added.