February 22, 2024

Yahya Aby Zakariya, a Swedish-Algerian journalist, made antisemitic claims during an appearance on Houthi Al-Masirah TV. The claims were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) and included blood libel and anti-zionist conspiracies. Zakariya alleged that “Aggressiveness is a part of Jewish Personality” and referenced claims by British journalist Patrick Seale about Jews kidnapping European children and using their blood for rituals. He also described Jews as murderers and criminals, and stated that until 1920, no Western source referred to them as human beings. Zakariya’s previous extremist views include claiming that Americans taught the world how to slit throats and that ISIS is Zionist. These recent comments come as the Houthis have increased their attacks against Israel.