Bahraini conference part of Saudi services to Israel: Yemeni leader

Tasnim – Leader of Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi highlighted the Saudi regime’s role in US-Israeli plots against the Palestinian nation and said the upcoming conference in Bahrain is part of Riyadh-led acts to serve the interests of Tel Aviv.

In remarks released on Friday, Houthi pointed to the International Quds Day and said the day provides an opportunity to examine the issue of Palestine and “practical measures” to deal with it, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

He further emphasized that the conference due to be held in Bahrain is part of measures taken by some Arab regimes led by Saudi Araba to serve “the Zionist enemy”.

Last week, a leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement condemned the upcoming US-Israeli conference in Bahrain as a plot to pave the way for the implementation of “the deal of the century”, calling on Muslims to stand up against such plots aimed at consigning the Palestinian issue to oblivion.

The White House announced on May 19 that Bahrain will host a workshop on June 25-26 in the capital Manama, where “government, civil society and business leaders will share ideas, discuss strategies and galvanize support for potential investments and initiatives that could be made possible by a peace agreement.”

The announcement came as a surprise to Palestinian officials in Ramallah and Gaza. They said that they were not consulted about the conference and stressed that the only way to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was through a political, and not economic, solution.

Khalil al-Hayya, a senior member of the political bureau of Hamas, said last Friday that Palestinians have united to reject the so-called “deal of the century” plan, saying there is a consensus among them to restore the Palestinians’ rights.

“Our nation has a common stance on the boycott of the Bahraini conference and the struggle against the deal of the century and conspiracy to eliminate Palestine,” he said.