The chairman of Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, Mohammed Ali al-Houthi condemned the United Arab Emirates for building a synagogue for Jews while forcing millions of people in Yemen out of their homes.
By building a synagogue in the UAE, the Emirati officials are attempting to portray a humane image of themselves, al-Houthi said.
“The UAE is failing to recall that with its participation in the aggressive Saudi-led coalition, it has caused displacement and diseases among millions of people in Yemen,” he added.
The United Arab Emirates is building its first official synagogue that authorities say will be finished by 2022.
Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies, including the UAE, launched a devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the popular Houthi Anssarallah movement.
At least 80 percent of the 28 million-strong population is also reliant on aid to survive in what the United Nations has called the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.