Arab press: US - Israeli action in Syria, Yemeni Brotherhood prepares for escalation from Turkey

The United States revealed that there is a joint move with Israel to monitor Iran's movements in Syria, while observers said that the Muslim Brotherhood in Yemen is preparing for an escalation with the support of Turkey, while Tunisian political movements have begun to classify the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization.

On Tuesday, Arab newspapers touched upon the Israeli-Iranian conflict in Syria, in addition to the Brotherhood’s movements in Yemen, and the Lebanese crisis.

"Israeli-US cooperation to monitor Iran in Syria"

Al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper said: “A spokesperson of the US State Department confirmed that the United States continues to support Israel's right to self-defense, in light of the threats posed by Iran in Syria, and that there is a bilateral movement to monitor the dangers in the border areas."

The spokesman stressed that "the Iranian regime must withdraw the Revolutionary Guards and Hezbollah, and other Iranian-backed terrorist forces from all over Syria, in order to restore peace and stability, which is what US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeatedly demanded."

"The brothers of Yemen are preparing for escalation with the support of Turkey"

Regarding the movements of the Muslim Brotherhood, Al-Arab newspaper said: “Political sources described the celebration of the media outlets affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood to the departure of the Yemeni preacher and prominent leader in the Islah party, Abdul Majid Al-Zindani, Saudi Arabia and his arrival in Turkey, as an indication of the intention of the international organization, Qatar and Turkey to start a new escalation phase in Yemen file, by employing the group's tools in Yemen. "

The sources said that al-Zindani's arrival in Turkey comes as part of a wave of exodus of party leaders from Saudi Arabia, which has escalated significantly over the past two months, and witnessed the departure of the most prominent leaders of the Yemeni Brotherhood to Turkey, including the party leader, Mohammad al-Yadumi.

According to the sources, the departure of al-Zindani, which Washington places on the terrorist list, is particularly important given his influence, not only in the Islah party, but also in the international organization of the Brotherhood, as he is one of the group's most prominent ideologues and prominent leaders, and he is the head of the Yemeni Scholars Association. Founded by the Muslim Brotherhood, in addition to his earlier leadership of the Shura Council of the Yemeni Islah Party.

Sources close to al-Zindani said that Qatar had prepared the place of residence of al-Zindani in a suburb of Istanbul, Turkey, indicating that an upcoming media person appeared on the Qatari Al-Jazeera channel, after his arrival in Turkey, that may include an attack on the Arab coalition and its role in Yemen.

In an indication of the changes that the media discourse of the Yemeni Brotherhood may witness with all its wings that were exchanging roles during the past years, the head of the Islah Party, Mohammad al-Yadoumi, in a tweet from Turkey, announced his party’s refusal to form the new government, before implementing the military and security part of the Riyadh Agreement, which is indicated, according to observers, on the efforts of the Arab coalition to accelerate the implementation of the Riyadh Agreement.

Observers considered the timing of the position made by al-Yadoumi, who was known to avoid media appearances, an indication of an upcoming Brotherhood escalation, after the party leaders arrived in Turkey.

The Brotherhood’s escalation, represented by the migration of the first-row leaders to Turkey, coincides with the information received about Houthi advances in some areas of Marib and the control of the "Mas" strategic camp, and indications of an international trend to end the war in Yemen.

Al-Arab sources confirmed that the Brotherhood’s struggle in trying to control the next government falls within the context of hijacking the “legitimacy” decision, and providing political cover for Turkish intervention in Yemen, through pressure to form a new government dominated by the Brotherhood and its sovereign ministries, after the completion of the political and military preparations for such. The intervention, which Yemeni Brotherhood leaders talk about openly.

Tunisian political claims to designate the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization

On the Tunisian issue, Al-Bayan newspaper said: “Yesterday, the Free Constitutional Party bloc announced that it had presented the Presidency of Parliament in Tunisia with a draft regulation aimed at declaring a position on it that classifies the international organization of the Muslim Brotherhood as terrorist, and therefore, as a banned organization in the country.

In its statement, the bloc called for the government to impose a ban on every association structure or political party inside Tunisia that proves its association with the organization, and to take legal measures against it, demanding that the necessary steps be taken, and presenting it to the plenary session for deliberation and approval.

It is noteworthy that the Free Constitutional Bloc submitted, last July, to the Tunisian Parliament’s office, a list to classify the Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, and to consider every person associated with it as a perpetrator of a terrorist crime, in accordance with the anti-terrorism law. However, the Parliament's office refused to pass the list on The plenary session, considering that it is contrary to the requirements of the rules of procedure.

It is also expected that the draft statute will raise new disputes within the parliament between the Free Constitutional Party and its opponent, the Ennahda Movement, whom Abeer Moussa accuses of being closely linked to the international organization of the Brotherhood, and its leaders known for their extremism.



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