The Israeli military is planning to attack Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement, a new report says, a move that is claimed to be part of the Tel Aviv regime’s attempts to ensure the group never comes in contact with Iran.
The Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jaridah said Thursday that Israel was gearing up to pound targets of the Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah and Lebanon’s Hezbollah resistance movement in Yemen, near the Straits of Bab-el-Mandeb separating the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden.
The report claimed that the Israeli spy agency Mossad as well as the regime’s Military Intelligence were specifically looking for alleged attempts to deliver weapons from Iran.
It further claimed that some of the Houthis’ drones and missiles had been transferred to Iraq instead in an alleged attempt to mislead the Israeli military, which is said to be behind a series of bombings that have targeted Iraqi popular mobilization forces, Hashd al-Sha’abi, over the past weeks.
According to al-Jarida and some Iraqi experts, the attacks on the group’s ammunition depots across Iraq have been carried out by Israel.
This falls in line with remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who did not reject a reporter’s questions about whether Tel Aviv was operating in Iraq .
“We are working against Iranian consolidation – in Iraq as well,” he said in an interview with Israel’s Channel 9 News broadcast on Thursday.