Peace agreement between Houthis and Islah Party
The agreement called on the two parties to cease fighting, remove all armed positions, peacefully coexist and tolerate the free practice of religion. It also called on the two parties to not resort to arms in case of disagreements.
Habra denied news reports that the agreement had failed and said that ongoing clashes in Hajja is between the Houthis and Salafis had been incited by General Ali Mohsen, commander of the First Armored Division and Saudi Arabia.
Last Saturday, state-run Al-Thawra Newspaper published news of deaths and injuries sustained by Houthis and Islah party members during attempt by the former to gain control of Ahem’s Al-Mashana Mountain. The newspaper also indicated that intermittent clashes have taken place in the Kushr area of Hajja governorate.
The security administration in Hajja governorate accused the Houthis of bombing one of the prisons in Ahem and causing a loss of about YR15 million ($65,000).
For its part, the Islah Party announced last Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Houthis in some parts of Hajja.
The agreement was sponsored by Sheikh Ali bin Ali Al-Qaisi, Islah MP Zaid Al-Shami, and Houthi representatives Yousef Al Faishi and Ali Al-Emad.
Clashes between the Houthis and Islah party members broke out two months ago, causing the killing and wounding of hundreds of people and leading to the displacement of thousands of families.
The Media Office of Houthi leader Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi denied that a meeting had taken place between the Houthis and the American ambassador. The Office also stated that Houthis will not participate in the coming presidential election, denying what the American ambassador had already stated.
The Houthi statement read, "We will boycott the election because it’s just a farce that is confined to specific political parties. It's not a democratic or legal election and its result is a foregone conclusion."