The leader of the Houthi rebels, who have suffered serious damage over the last month from Saudi-led airstrikes, have been trying to copy speeches made by the leader of Hezbollah, Gulf academicians have found.
Abdul Malik Al-Houthi has been accused of copying verbatim speeches made by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in the past.
Al-Houthi has been making abundant references to Israel, United States and Zionism, Abdul Hamid Al-Ansari, professor of Islamic law at Qatar University said, according to Arab News.
These were tactics to win sympathy of the Arab world, much of which was engaged in the airstrikes against the rebels that ended Tuesday, the intellectual said.
Al-Houthi's latest speech was aired on 19 April on the state television, controlled by the Houthis. In that, he had accused the US of supporting the Saudi-led air campaign to play to Israel's interests.
Saudi Arabia led the coalition to target the Houthi rebels who overran Sanaa in an attempt to seize power.
"Thank God that Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques intervened and took the decision to launch Operation Decisive Storm before everything was lost," Al-Ansari said.
Kuwaiti intellectual Mohammad Al-Remaihi also accused the Houthi leader of copying Hezbollah.
"In his speech, Al-Houthi underestimates the intelligence of the Yemeni people. He spoke repeatedly and incoherently about the US and Israel," Al-Rumaihi said.