Since beginning a pledge drive to help procure funds for the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah almost two weeks ago, social media linked to Yemen’s Houthi insurgent movement have released several photos and videos showing the progress of the campaign.
On May 24, Sam FM, a Houthi-ran radio station based in Sana’a, announced that it began a pledge campaign to donate funds to Lebanese Hezbollah. The radio station said on its Telegram channel that this drive is “to support the mujahideen masters in this world, the purest of people, Hezbollah.”
Since this announcement, dozens of both photos and videos have been released on Sam FM’s Telegram channel showing support among the Yemeni people for the campaign as well as the general progress of the drive.
While many of the photos are of Yemeni supporters, one set of pictures appears to show a Lebanese supporter, presumably a member of Hezbollah’s media apparatus, at a Hezbollah cemetery in Lebanon.
Other photos show purported receipts of donations made by supporters at Yemen post offices, while others show members and supporters donating money during this year’s Quds Day celebrations.
Yet another photo series shows Sam FM employees plastering banners of the campaign at Yemen post offices, while civilians ostensibly donate money to the drive.
Speaking about the drive to another Houthi-ran media outlet, Hamoud Mohammad Sharaf, the director of Sam FM, said that the drive is meant to “strengthen the axis of resistance” and that it “represents a surprising and painful blow to the Zionist entity, the enemy of the Arab and Islamic nation.”
These pictures demonstrate that despite the vast humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen, Houthi members and supporters continue to donate money to support Hezbollah and Iran’s “axis of resistance.”
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