Arab coalition targets Houthi bases in Sanaa

Arab coalition targets Houthi bases in Sanaa
Airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, on July 1, 2020. (File/AFP)
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Updated 13 September 2020

Arab coalition targets Houthi bases in Sanaa

Arab coalition targets Houthi bases in Sanaa

Saudi-led Arab coalition aircraft launched a series of raids on Houthi militia and sites in Sanaa and its suburbs during the early hours of Sunday. 
The coalition targeted Al-Dailami Air Base, Al Arabiya TV reported., where they destroyed four Houthi drones.
Local sources told the Saudi news channel that the raids targeted artillery base, which the militia uses as a weapons development workshop, barracks.
The attacks also hit military sites in the Bani Al-Hareth, Jabal Al-Sama district north of the capital, and the Al-Sawad camp, the former command center of the Yemeni Republican Guard, in the Sawad Haziz area, south of the capital.


UK slams ‘illegal’ Israeli settlement plans 

The UK’s minister for the Middle East and North Africa on Monday slammed the Israeli government’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank. (Reuters/File Photo)
The UK’s minister for the Middle East and North Africa on Monday slammed the Israeli government’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank. (Reuters/File Photo)
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UK slams ‘illegal’ Israeli settlement plans 

The UK’s minister for the Middle East and North Africa on Monday slammed the Israeli government’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank. (Reuters/File Photo)
  • Britain ‘seriously concerned’ by decision to approve 780 new units in West Bank

LONDON: The UK’s minister for the Middle East and North Africa on Monday slammed the Israeli government’s plans to expand settlements in the West Bank.

In a statement issued by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), James Cleverly said the UK is “seriously concerned by Israel’s decision to approve 780 new settlement units in the West Bank. We urge Israel not to proceed with their construction.” 

He added: “Settlements are illegal under international law and risk undermining the physical viability of the two state solution.”

The new plans were announced on Monday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. On Sunday, a government committee moved to ratify the construction of some 365 homes while giving preliminary approval for another 415, according to Israeli anti-settlement campaign group Peace Now.

An FCDO spokesman called for the construction of settlements “in East Jerusalem and elsewhere in the West Bank to cease immediately.”

In November, Cleverly criticized Israel’s decision to start proceedings for the construction of 1,257 settlement homes in Givat HaMatos.