Press Shia – Hujjat al-Islam al-Da’moush said, “The United States and Saudi Arabia have been ‎defeated in Yemen and they have not been able to achieve their goals.”‎

Press Shia – In his Friday prayer sermon delivered to a large and fervent crowd of believers in the ‎Beirut suburb of Bir al-Abd, Hujjat al-Islam Ali al-Da’moush, the vice-president of the ‎Executive Council of Hezbollah, said, “The joint American-Israeli-Saudi plans in the region ‎have been defeated and they have suffered a lot of damage and their latest defeat has been ‎on the western coast of Yemen.”‎


He added, “Despite the brutal actions in Yemen, the United States and Saudi Arabia have ‎failed to reach any of their evil objectives in the country and they have withdrawn from the ‎western coast and the city of al-Hudaydah with humiliation.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam al-Da’moush said, “After their defeat in al-Hudaydah, the United States and ‎Saudi Arabia were forced to announce that their forces were under siege and suffered many ‎losses due to the resilience of the Yemeni forces, including the army and popular ‎volunteers.”‎


The Saudi regime and its allies launched a deadly campaign against Yemen in March 2015 in ‎an attempt to reinstall the country’s former Riyadh-allied regime and crush the Houthi ‎Ansarullah movement.‎


One of the principle targets of the Saudi attacks is the port city of al-Hudaydah, which ‎handles 80 percent of the country’s food and aid supplies.‎


Ansarullah forces have fought back against a Saudi push against the city and have targeted ‎troops in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern Najran region.‎


In another part of the Friday prayer sermon this week, His Eminence mentioned the Zionist ‎regime’s invasion of the Gaza Strip and the fierce response by the Islamic Resistance Front ‎and said, “The victory of the Islamic Resistance Front in the Gaza Strip led [Avigdor ‎Lieberman, the Zionist Defence Minister] to resign from his position and the cabinet of Prime ‎Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on the brink of collapse.”‎


He continued, “The Islamic Resistance Front demonstrated its power and ability in its recent ‎struggle against the Zionist regime and that Zionist regime came to understand that any kind ‎of aggression against the Gaza Strip and the people of this region will not be without a ‎response. Now, the Zionist regime has to think and plan hundreds of times for any operation ‎against the Gaza Strip.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam al-Da’moush argued that the Middle East has witnessed two stances against ‎the Zionist regime and said, “The first stance is resistance against this regime and the second ‎is the fear and normalization of relations with Israel.”‎


Last week, the Gaza Strip witnessed its worst flare-up of violence since the 2014 war. It ‎began with an Israeli commando raid and a spate of deadly airstrikes against the Gaza Strip.‎


The Israeli aggression triggered retaliatory rocket attacks by Palestinian resistance groups ‎into the southern parts of the occupied territories. Hamas fired more than 460 rockets at the ‎occupied lands in less than 24 hours.‎


Press Shia News Agency