Red Sea attacks pays dividends for Yemen’s Houthis

A two-week lull in attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels have ended with the resumption of missile strikes targeting Red Sea ships linked to Israel, the United States or nations supporting the international anti-Houthi naval coalition in those waters.

The attacks, which the Houthis have been carrying out since November 2023, are a bid to show solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza.

However, while the Iran-backed group has not managed to influence the course of the war between Israel and Hamas, its ongoing attacks have increased the group’s popularity to an unprecedented level.

And now, some five months into the attacks, the Houthis are starting to leverage this power boost across Yemen.

Read more: Deutsche Welle