Ansar Allah: Saudi Arabia provides facilitations to Israelis
An Israeli reporter's visit to Mecca is a flagrant attack on Islamic sanctuaries and a provocation of Muslims' feelings, states Ansar Allah.
The Ansar Allah movement strongly condemned Saudi Arabia for allowing "Zionist elements to desecrate the sacred Islamic rites in Mecca and Medina," stressing that "the facilitations provided by the Saudi regime to the Jews come at a time when millions of pilgrims are barred from performing the Hajj."
In a statement, the movement added that "the visit of the Zionist channel's correspondent to Mecca and Mount Arafat, as well as other sacred sites, is a flagrant attack on Islamic sanctities and a provocation to Muslim feelings."
The statement came after Israeli Channel 13 journalist, Gil Tamary, toured Mecca while he was making a report on his provocative tour as the first Israeli correspondent in Mecca.
The Yemeni movement urged "Islamic peoples to take serious positions and build an effective popular movement against the Saudi regime and its malicious policies."
Tamary's provocative tour sparked outrage on social media, leading to widespread condemnation across the Arab and Muslim world.
In a different context, Saudi Arabia announced last week opening its airspace for all civil air carriers for overflying, including Israeli ones, which is widely considered as the latest step in the path of normalization between the kingdom and the settler regime.
At the time, US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that Biden welcomed and commended the opening of the Saudi airspace to all civilian air carriers, adding that it was the US President's persistence and diplomacy that resulted in this step.
It is noteworthy that former US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Joseph Westphal, considered Monday that Riyadh and "Tel Aviv" normalizing ties are "inevitable", urging Biden to mend his relationship with the kingdom during his upcoming trip to the Gulf state.
He said that Saudi Arabia and the Israeli occupation have been working closely together in technology, cyberspace, economy, and security, hinting that Riyadh and "Tel Aviv" would grow closer soon.