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brooklynite

(96,641 posts)
Fri May 3, 2024, 07:22 AM May 3

Houthis offer education to students suspended in US protest crackdown

Reuters

DUBAI, May 3 (Reuters) - Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi militia, which has disrupted global shipping to display its support for Palestinians in the Gaza conflict, is now offering a place for students suspended from U.S. universities after staging anti-Israeli protests.

Students have rallied or set up tents at dozens of campuses in the United States in recent days to protest against Israel's war in Gaza, now in its seventh month.

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"We are serious about welcoming students that have been suspended from U.S. universities for supporting Palestinians," an official at Sanaa University, which is run by the Houthis, told Reuters. "We are fighting this battle with Palestine in every way we can."
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Sanaa University had issued a statement applauding the "humanitarian" position of the students in the United States and said they could continue their studies in Yemen.

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Houthis offer education to students suspended in US protest crackdown (Original Post) brooklynite May 3 OP
😆 Bucky May 3 #1
Student who go to Yemen to study ... Bad Thoughts May 3 #2
Houthis Sack 800 Sanaa University Employees, Professors Goonch May 3 #3
Travel Broadens The Mind, Sir The Magistrate May 3 #4
Are they offering a degree sarisataka May 3 #5
What a generous and compelling offer! Is there a link for where they are accepting donations for plane tickets? tritsofme May 3 #6
I hear study abroad programs are highly sought after ripcord May 3 #7
Hamas and Iran celebrate anti-Gaza war protests taking US colleges by storm mdbl May 4 #8

Bad Thoughts

(2,590 posts)
2. Student who go to Yemen to study ...
Fri May 3, 2024, 07:28 AM
May 3

... will actually need humanitarian assistance, ironically.

I wonder if they'll enjoy eating the same food as people in South Sudan.

Goonch

(3,707 posts)
3. Houthis Sack 800 Sanaa University Employees, Professors
Fri May 3, 2024, 07:59 AM
May 3

The Houthi militias’ self-tailored authorities ordered the isolation and dismissal of some 800 university employees and professors, Sanaa University sources said.

All those thrown out were deprived of monetary reparation.

“Houthis have chosen to disburse salaries for their loyalist civil servants, but chose to skip and fire 800 Sanaa University employees, alongside thousands in different state institutions,” well-informed sources told Asharq Al-Awsat.

Most employees shunned by the Houthi service payments belong to the General People’s Congress (GPC), a coup ally currently being singled out by the Iran-backed militias.

GPC-Houthi relations turned sour after Houthis murdered GPC leader and former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. The killing was a response to Saleh severing of his alliance with the militants and rapprochement with the Saudi-led Arab coalition and legitimate government of President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi.

Houthi putschists, after capturing Sanaa in 2014, have established a self-styled government excluding all Aden-based government sympathizers or reconciliation seekers. They have led a fierce purge, laying off many employees and introducing Iran-aligned figures to key job posts.

In light of Houthi control of Sanaa, Aden is currently serving as the interim capital for the Hadi’s internationally-recognized government.

The legitimate government accused the Iran-linked group of writing off more than 30,000 civil servants in Sanaa without government authorization and replacing them with Houthi conspirators, clearly tampering with the structures of state institutions.

Most high-ranking positions in the coup-established Sanaa public institutions are exclusively assigned to people sharing close ties with top Houthi leaders.
https://english.aawsat.com/home/article/1469121/houthis-sack-800-sanaa-university-employees-professors

tritsofme

(17,802 posts)
6. What a generous and compelling offer! Is there a link for where they are accepting donations for plane tickets?
Fri May 3, 2024, 09:50 AM
May 3

mdbl

(4,984 posts)
8. Hamas and Iran celebrate anti-Gaza war protests taking US colleges by storm
Sat May 4, 2024, 03:50 PM
May 4

From usatoday.com
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2024/05/04/houthis-students-campus-protests-suspended-crackdown/73568356007/


The U.S. and Britain returned the Houthi militia to a list of terrorist groups this year as their attacks on vessels in and around the Red Sea hurt global economies.




I hope these students don't get sucked into their rhetoric. Protesting for humanitarian purposes is one thing - supporting terrorists is another.
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