YEMEN Press Agency

Tens of thousands of Yemenis protest against U.S. embassy opening in al-Quds

SANAA, May 15 (YPA) – Tens of thousands of Yemeni people took to the streets in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday to protest against the United States opening of its embassy in al-Quds (Jerusalem).

The protesters, rising the Palestinian flags, poured into Bab al-Yemen Square in downtown Sanaa to participate in the rally called by the Supreme Organizing Committee.

The protesters shouted: “Death to America, Death to Israel, Long Live al-Quds”.

The protestors condemned the Israeli war crimes against the Palestinian people, expressing their refusal towards the U.S. opening of its embassy in al-Quds.

Chief of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi, attended the rally, delivering a speech to the angry crowds.

“We call on the Arab and Islamic nations to form a united army to liberate the occupied Palestinian lands and to restore al-Quds from the Zionist entity to the Palestinian people,” al-Houthi said.

“The Decisive Storm launched by the U.S.-backed Saudi-led coalition against the Yemeni people was supposed to be directed against Israel, the common enemy of the Arab and Muslim nations,” he said.

On Monday, the United States announced the opening of its embassy in al-Quds, recognizing the city as the capital city of Israel, amid a large silence from the US-allied Arab leaders, topped by Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

The U.S. move has triggered an all-out clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, in which at least 60 Palestinians were killed and over 2,000 wounded.

The Supreme Political Council on Monday strongly condemned the U.S. blatant act, considering it as a “war on the Arab and Muslim nations.”


Ahmed Al-Mutawakel / bam /Zak