The Emirates hurt them.. Why did the Houthis attack Abu Dhabi and how did Israel benefit?

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Osama Al-Rouhani, Deputy Executive Director of the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies, said that there is a difference in the approach to the battle inside Yemen, pointing out that the Giants’ forces have achieved many successes against the Houthis in Shabwa Governorate.

And he considered – in his speech to the “Beyond the News” program (18/2022) that after the failure of the Arab coalition in the battle, the UAE made military progress, which was painful for the Houthis, explaining that the Houthis’ goals were focused on attacking the UAE, not Saudi Arabia, as a reaction to the losses incurred by the Houthis. He pointed out that the target banks and the military campaign in Yemen cannot be isolated from the American vision in the region.

The first researcher at Al Jazeera Center for Studies, Liqaa Makki, went on to say that the region is open and there is a power vacuum that is filled by the regional powerful states (Iran and Israel), considering that this is an opportunity for Israel to market itself as a protector of the region after America has relinquished its traditional role and announced that it is in the process of withdrawing from the region.

He believed that Israel used these attacks to market itself as part of the entity of the region and regional and economic security, considering that Israel will not protect anyone, but will cooperate with the UAE in order to establish Tel Aviv’s ability to penetrate into other countries in the region and prove its credibility in defending them, while Iran will have more pretexts. To continue to interfere and participate in the open circle of the Iranian-Israeli conflict on Arab lands.

For his part, Professor of Political Science at Kuwait University Abdullah Al-Shayji said that the Houthi attacks are surprising because they come in the context of openness, negotiations and progress in the Vienna talks, as well as between Saudi Arabia and Iran, as well as the detente in Iranian-Emirati relations, wondering whether these strikes were with Iranian support and cover or not. Is Houthi rebellion and annoyance from Iran?

He also mentioned that this development puts the UAE and the Gulf states in a difficult position because they depend on the image of security and stability, but targeting residential areas and an important international airport gives a perception that the extension of the war makes the Houthis develop their capabilities to threaten in a way that may give them preference in the event of sitting at the negotiating table.

It is noteworthy that the coalition said that it had carried out air strikes against specific Houthi targets in Sanaa, as part of attacks that it said would continue around the clock, while the Houthis said that there were people killed and wounded as a result.

At a time when Washington described the Houthi attacks as a single terrorist act, Tel Aviv condemned those attacks, offering, according to media reports, the UAE’s assistance in investigations.

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