Houthis dance in Yemen (illustration)
Houthis dance in Yemen (illustration)Reuters

Last Friday, terrorists who claimed to be affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) targeted two mosques affiliated with the Shiite Houthi rebel movement which has taken over the capital of Yemen, Sanaa.

The attacks, carried out by suicide bombers during the rush for Friday prayers, killed 137 people and injured 345 others, according to Al-Jazeera.

One of the mosques targeted was the Al-Hashoush Mosque. According to video footage posted to the internet and translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), the worshippers at the mosque were cursing Jews and wishing death upon Israel just as the suicide bomber detonated his explosive device.

Arutz Sheva chose not to present the video here due to its graphic nature.

The preacher is shown saying in the video, “Our belief in Allah will increase after today. We will triumph over their deceit and their arrogance. Allah is with us…”

The worshippers respond by chanting, “Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to Islam. Allah Akbar. Death to America. Death to Israel. Curse upon the Jews. Victory to…”

An arrow on-screen then points to a man walking through the crowd, a bomb goes off and worshippers cry out.

The Iranian-backed Houthis took control of the capital Sanaa in September, forcing the resignation of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi in January.

Iran is reportedly seeking to use the Houthis to gain control over Yemen in a similar way in which it has used its proxy terror group Hezbollah to gain control in Lebanon.