Yemeni social media influencers have been sharing movies of themselves on the cargo ship which was seized by Houthi rebels within the Pink Sea – with one clip exhibiting a bunch of males dancing on the highest deck.
The clips have been shared on YouTube and TikTok by Mustafa al-Mumari and Abdul Rahman al-Joubi, who describe themselves as comedians.
In a single video, al-Joubi, who has greater than 42,000 YouTube followers, is seen inside a elevate on the Israeli-linked Galaxy Chief ship with a bunch of younger males.
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Al-Joubi then places what seems to be an emergency telephone to his ear as he talks into the digital camera.
The lads then step out of the elevate earlier than they stroll up some stairs to the highest deck and start laughing and joking collectively.
In a separate clip which has surfaced on X, previously referred to as Twitter, a line of males are seen dancing on the highest deck of the ship.
Three of the lads are carrying a Yemen flag whereas among the others are clutching rifles.
Al-Joubi and al-Mumari don’t characteristic within the clip and it’s unclear who initially posted it.
Al-Mumari, who was detained by members of the Houthi group in December final 12 months on fees associated to freedom of expression, is seen speaking on a seashore with the ship within the background in a clip he posted on YouTube.
The influencer then travels to the Galaxy Chief in a smaller boat earlier than he’s seen on the deck of the big vessel.
Talking in Arabic, he jokingly says the ship shall be offered to earn cash for Yemen.
He additionally calls on Israel to cease bombing Gaza and suggests individuals ought to anticipate to have their ships taken in the event that they preserve “killing our brothers”.
The comic later stands subsequent to a swimming pool and asks “is the entire sea not sufficient?”.
Al-Mumari and two different males are seen smoking shisha on the ship in direction of the top of the video.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels launched a video final week exhibiting armed males descend onto the Galaxy Chief earlier than seizing the ship within the Pink Sea.
The video from Yemeni Navy Media reveals not less than seven masked males, carrying what seems to be AK-47s, drop from a helicopter and land on the highest deck of the ship.
The ship was hijacked by the Iran-backed group on Sunday 19 November.