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.


King Salman to patronize opening ceremony of 33rd Janadriyah festival

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King Salman to patronize opening ceremony of 33rd Janadriyah festival

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the opening ceremony of the 33rd national heritage and culture festival Janadriyah on Monday Dec. 31, 2018, at which Indonesia will be the guest of honor, according to the Saudi Press Agency.
The Minister of the National Guard Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz bin Ayyaf, who is also chairman of the festival’s Supreme Committee expressed gratitude to King Salman for his generous annual patronage of the festival.
Prince Khalid bin Abdulaziz pointed out that this year’s festival includes many activities, including lectures, seminars, and various cultural events that visitors to Janadriyah can enjoy.
The festival will also highlight the Kingdom’s rich cultural heritage and developments that have been made in different fields.