YEMEN - Houthis Destroy Underwater Cables

Arno Froese

Four underwater communications cables between Saudi Arabia and Djibouti have been struck out of commission in recent months, presumably as a result of attacks by Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, according to an exclusive report in the Israeli news site Globes.

The successful targeting of the four cables, which are believed to belong to the AAE-1, Seacom, EIG, and TGN systems, marks a serious disruption of communications between Europe and Asia.

Yemen’s Iranian-backed Houthi movement, which is not the internationally recognized government of the Arab country but which controls its most populous segments, has been attacking international trade for months, proclaiming solidarity with Palestinians as Israel wages war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip., 26 February 2024

Arno's Commentary

Communication is the lifeblood of the global economy. Without information, the world would literally come to a standstill. In this case, the outage is mostly limited to the Gulf States, and somewhat by extension to Europe, eastern Africa, India, even South Africa.

In the meantime, the US and UK have taken offensive actions against the Houthis. But how those attacks can deter or even stop the terrorist actions of the Houthis remains to be seen.

An example is the present Israel-Hamas war in Gaza. Despite heavy artillery from land, air strikes, and bombardment from the sea, we read over and again that missiles are being fired by Hamas from Gaza into Israel.

A similar event is taking place in the north of Israel, as Hezbollah continues to send rockets into Israeli territory. 

While Israel’s action is justified, one realizes that the conflict will not be solved by weapons of war, which can only limit the enemies of Israel in carrying out their murderous intentions against the Jewish people.

Thus, the question: will there be peace? We believe so, albeit temporary. However, real peace will only be established when Micah 4:3 is fulfilled: “And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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