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The Houthis have announced their intentions to attack all sea vessels heading to Israel.

The Yemen-based Houthis have announced plans to attack all ships traveling to Israel through the Red Sea, regardless of their owners. This was reported by the Israeli publication The Times of Israel, citing a member of the Houthi Supreme Political Council, Muhammad Ali al-Houthi.

Muhammad Ali al-Houthi warned all shipowners and companies about the risks of cooperation with Israeli ports. He stressed that the Houthis will prevent the passage of such ships and make them “a target for their armed forces.” According to Muhammad Ali al-Houthi, the armed forces of other countries do not have the right to escort Israeli ships or ships traveling to Israel.

During the conflict between Israel and Hamas, the Houthis limited their attacks to ships believed to be owned by Israeli companies. However, the new statement shows that their targets have expanded to include all ships bound for Israel. This poses a threat to international maritime traffic in the Red Sea and increases tension in the region.

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