Houthis Offer To Release Coalition Pilot, Officers In Exchange For Hamas Detainees In Saudi Arabia

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Houthis Offer To Release Coalition Pilot, Officers In Exchange For Hamas Detainees In Saudi Arabia

Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi during a speech on March 26 commemorating the country’s “National Day of Resilience.” Via al-Masirah TV.

Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi, leader of Yemen’s Houthis, has offered to release a Saudi pilot and four officers in exchange for the release of members of the Palestinian Hamas Movement detained in Saudi Arabia.

The Yemeni leader announced the initiative during a speech on March 26 commemorating the country’s 5th “National Day of Resilience.”

“The Saudi regime is trying the Palestinian detainees on charges of supporting a terrorist party, meaning the Mujahedeen,” Abdul-Malik al-Houthi said.

Last year, Saudi authorities arrested dozens of Palestinians on terrorism charges. Many of the detainees were known members of Hamas, like the group’s representative in the kingdom Mohamad Saleh al-Khudari.

The Saudi pilot the Houthis offered to release in exchange for the detainees, is likely one of two who went missing last month after the shot down of a Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) Tornado IDS warplane over Yemen.

The Houthi’s initiative was welcomed by Mahmoud al-Zahar, a prominent leader of the Hamas Movement. In a phone call with al-Mayadeen, al-Zahar said the initiative is “respectable” and considered the Houthis’ offer to be suitable for Saudi Arabia.

“The initiative of the leader of the Ansar Allah movement, Abd al-Malik al-Houthi, rejoiced the hearts of all the Mujahedeen and the Palestinian resistance,” al-Zahar said.

A day earlier, Basim Naim, cochairman of Hamas’ Bureau of International Relations, revealed that talks were underway with Saudi Arabia to release the Saudi detainees very soon with the help of “mediators.”

The Houthis and Hamas are both close allies of Iran, which explains the motive behind Abdul-Malik’s offer. Some of the Palestinians detainees in Saudi Arabia may have been involved in pro-Houthi activities.

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  • klove and light

    will never happen………just a “poor” brainwashed Saudi idiot….they have “hundreds” more Training in the US as pilots….. a PAWN.

    better would be to Skin that prick on live TV and broadcast it into the Internet…..iam no doctor , but torture that guy as Long as possible………….let the future Saudi and uae pilots shit in their pants each time they are on Course for a bombing run…. AND tell them you are dying for your jew Zionist Brothers……this will lead to intersting sauid internal discussions, that they iam sure of, alread have in the lower and middle spectrum of power in Saudi Arabia.

    • StafJustice

      Houthis are not barbarians, very hospitable and merciful brothers.

      • Furkan Sahin

        LONG LIVE ABDUL MALIK HOUTHIS :D

  • Azriel Herskowitz

    This guy is a puppet of the Mullah’s in Iran. Now he wants Hamas (terrorists) fighters released so they can threaten Israel and its people. I think that MBS should order a drone strike on him and end this whole mess. The Houthis would be crushed without their godlike figure at the helm. After all, they are desert terrorists.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Hush you stupid Jew fuck!

  • Zionism = EVIL

    It is good to see the Jew cunts and Americunts effort to fan sectarianism in the region has failed and resistance forces are united. Hamas is now also supporting the legitimate Syrian government of Dr. Assad.