The struggle of Saada and Hajja under the dome of Parliament... A fist fight between the two deputies of Yahya Al-Rai

English - السبت 02 يوليو 2022 الساعة 10:37 ص
Sana'a, NewsYemen, private:

Disagreements are escalating between the leaders of the wings of the Houthi militia, the Iranian arm in Yemen, which are mostly focused on differences related to the financial corruption practiced by these wings and leaders in the institutions they run.

In this context, the disputes between the Houthi leaders in the Sana’a House of Representatives, which is under the control of the Hashoul and Al-Jama’i militias, have escalated during the past few days to the point of reaching a fist fight between the two men.

In the details, parliamentary sources in the Sanaa House of Representatives, which is supervised by the militias, told NewsYemen that differences erupted between the two Houthi members, Abd al-Salam Saleh Hashoul Zabiyah, and Abd al-Rahman Hussein al-Jama`i, both of whom hold the position of deputy speaker of the parliament, over the eligibility of each of them to chair the parliament session at the end of the week.  The absence of the President of the Council, Yahya al-Ra'i, who is affiliated with the Sana'a Conference.

The sources added that Hashoul wanted to take over the presidency of the session as he occupies the position of deputy before the collective, but the latter refused and tried to climb to the presidency platform and take over the task of managing the session, which the sponsor was absent, which caused a dispute between the two men that developed into a fist fight before some members intervened  To break up the engagement and prevent the two men from fighting.

Representative Hashoul, who holds the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament for Organizational and Technical Affairs, is a member of Constituency 265 of Majz District, Saada Governorate, while the Collective Representative, who holds the position of Deputy Speaker of Parliament for Parliamentary Affairs and External Relations, is a member of Constituency 261 of Mastaba District, Hajjah Governorate, both of which belong to the Houthi militia.  .

The sources confirmed that the differences between Hashoul and Al-Jamaa'a do not stop at the regional differences.  Hashoul believes that he is from the people of Saada, and they have the right to take over everything, given that it is the birthplace of the fallen militia founder Hussein al-Houthi and the current militia leader, Abdul Malik.  On issues of financial corruption related to spending from the Council's budget.  Where each of them feels that he is entitled to spend the budget items according to what he wants, while the other is trying to prevent him from that and seize the largest share of the pie.

However, parliamentary sources added that in addition to regional disputes and financial corruption disputes, there is a tendency by the Houthi militia to create problems of this kind in order to find a justification for closing the House of Representatives and stopping its sessions, because it now sees that there is no need for the parliament to exist at its foundation, especially since it raises some issues related to the existence of corruption among the parliament.  The leaders of the militias in the government, and that such matters are one of the manifestations of inciting public opinion against the militias and their policies.