The recent sending of the UAE to a giant ship to Socotra, with military vehicles and equipment on it, then the declaration of the rebellion of one of the military brigades and the announcement of its leader loyalty to the Emirati-backed transitional council, sparked a wave of popular discontent and protests in the island in southeast Yemen, to demand the government and the coalition to stop the state’s tampering Gulf.
And they warned against the continuous scraping of the wealth and capabilities of the Yemeni island, which is living in the aftermath of a hot conflict, despite its vast distance from the areas where the war has been going on between the legitimate government and the Houthi group in Yemen five years ago.
Anger on social media
The anger of the Yemenis spread to social media sites, as activists launched on Twitter a wide campaign to expose the practices of the Emirates in Socotra, and demand their expulsion and the international escalation to prosecute them for what they had committed on the island, which has become threatened with leaving the World Heritage List because of these practices.
Under the tag of “#Arabia Looting” of Socotra, Yemeni activists tweeted, accusing the Emirati official present in the island, Hamad Al Mazroui, of supervising the largest theft operation of the island’s picturesque resources rich in natural resources, rare trees, and fish, the latest of which is to hunt and steal the famous Yemeni Socotra fish, the finest and most expensive fish in the world.
While Khaled Bashandak, (40 years) from Socotra’s children, said in a telephone conversation with “Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed” that the military forces loyal to the UAE have closed since the days of the island’s beaches in front of the Yemeni fishermen of the island’s citizens and prevented them from practicing their usual work in fishing, to allow the opportunity for fishermen brought from Emirates to loot the various fish that characterize the island, especially “cracks”, which is the month of February, the fishing season.
The war, according to recent international and local reports, caused the Yemeni citizen to lose two-thirds of his income as a result of high inflation, currency collapse, an increase in the poverty rate to nearly 70%, and the suffering of about 80% of food insecurity.
Boundary redrawing scheme
In this context, the economist Abdel-Fattah Al-Hakimi believes that what happens in Socotra is part of a mysterious plan developed before the beginning of the war in Yemen that he called the “Storm Storm”, which also includes Al-Mahrah and Hadramout as contiguous and geographically and marine intertwined areas, as this scheme aims to change Border features internationally accredited under the Delimitation Agreement between Yemen and the Kingdom in 2000 and their demarcation.
Al-Hakimi assures Al-Jadeed Al-Jadeed that the incursion exceeds imagination, and is being conducted in a suspicious silence by the head of state, head of government and parliament, who wants to return according to the Riyadh agreement between legitimacy and transitional to be a false witness and (analyst) of the suspicious agreements that pressure the legitimacy to implement them.
Create an economic colony
The capture of Socotra, according to Al-Hakimi, comes within the framework of the efforts of the Saudi and UAE alliance states to establish a huge economic, oil, gas, tourism and investment colony that starts from a distance of 630 kilometers from the Empty Quarter on the borders of the Kingdom and penetrates 320 kilometers of Yemeni skilled in the “Al-Kharakher” area to an active port and coast The strategist, passing through the coasts and beaches of Socotra to the Arabian Sea, from which a fabulous marine water channel is constructed to the Empty Quarter (the million) as he put it.
For his part, economic researcher, Abdel Wahid Al-Oubali, tells Al-Arabi Al-Jadeed that all events over five years indicate that the Arab coalition did not work in the interest of Yemen and the Yemeni economy, on the contrary, it worked to undermine Yemen from controlling its resources that could have been Exceeds fifty billion dollars during the ongoing war.