Houthi slams UAE, Saudi TV shows promoting ties with Israel

The leader of Yemen’s popular Houthi Ansarullah movement has blasted Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for promoting normalization of ties with Israeli by producing television programs that mock the Palestinian resistance against the Tel Aviv regime.

“Those who are directly coordinated with Israel, or through intermediaries allied with Israel, are partners in their crime,” Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi was quoted as saying by Yemen’s al-Masirah channel on Thursday.

Al-Houthi added that it was “the most dangerous” of acts to collude with the Israeli regime in its atrocities against the people of Palestine.

“The evils committed by the Zionists are most the significant. This is because the scope of their crimes extends to all of humanity given the large scope of Zionist influence over major countries,” Houthi asserted.

“People have to avoid providing any assistance to Israel, the United States or their supporters,” the Ansarullah leader continued.

Al-Houthi’s remarks come in response to the airing of the new “Umm Haroun” television series by the Dubai-based Saudi-owned Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC).

Directed by Egypt’s Ahmed Gamal el-Adl in the United Arab Emirates, the show features a Kuwaiti actress who plays the role of a Jewish midwife of Turkish origin living in the Persian Gulf country before settling in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Israeli media claim that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is involved in the production of the series due to his growing desire to forge closer ties with Tel Aviv.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has denounced the TV series as a “political and cultural attempt to introduce the Zionist project to Persian Gulf society.”