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A Houthi thief leads a robbery of 47 historic houses in old Sana’a

A leader in the terrorist Houthi militia recently embarked on robbery and seizure of historic archaeological homes and lands of other homes, the ruins of which remained after being demolished by torrents, due to their systematic neglect during the past period.

According to the “Al-Asima Online” website, the Houthi leader, “Abdullah Ahmed al-Kibsi”, who, by appointment from the coup militias, impersonates the Minister of Culture in Sana’a, has recently begun to confiscate and loot historical homes and lands for archaeological and historical homes that were demolished by torrents in the historic city of Old Sana’a, as part of a systematic and competitive robbery scheme. Feverish with other powerful robbers in the group.

She explained that al-Kissi monitored about 47 houses in the old Sanaa framework since late last July through a special committee under the “abandoned houses” sign, and recently began the procedures for seizure and looting of historical homes and other lands that became rubble due to their collapse due to torrential rains and systematic neglect, which citizens confirmed that it is within Loot configuration scheme.

The sources reported that the operation affected the homes and properties of Yemeni writers and historians, including the poet Abdullah al-Baradouni, whose destroyed house was considered among the abandoned houses and on the pretext that there were differences between the heirs, the Houthi militia laid its hand on the ruins of the house of the late Yemeni poet and writer.

The Houthi robbery and looting measures are paralleled by other developments and distortions that have caused severe damage to the historical and archaeological structure of the city, which is listed among the most prominent world heritage cities of the United Nations Cultural and Scientific Organization “UNESCO”, threatening its survival among the world heritage cities, as these developments include construction and new construction for Houthi militia leaders and expansion within neighborhoods and on the flood streams in the city.

And the Houthi militia had previously demolished, last February, the historic Al-Nahrain Mosque, which is one of the most important ancient mosques in Islamic civilization, and claimed at the time that the “qiblah is perverted” as part of internal struggles to control religious discourse, which prevents the emergence of religious references and leaders competing with the militia leader.

In the same regard, the Houthi militia announced a trend for serious developments and an attack on the historical gates of the city by demolishing and rebuilding them under the pretext of “the need for restoration”, a step that is added to the series of attacks on the city’s identity and its cultural and historical symbolism.


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