The Saudis are claiming that the Houthis were targeting the Kaaba, after the Saudis experienced global outrage over targeting Houthi civilians.
Why would the Houthis target Mecca? To scare fellow Muslims from undertaking the hajj? In order to reduce Saudi income from pilgrims? It makes absolutely no zero sense.
Why would the Saudi accuse the Houthis of targeting Mecca. Makes all the sense in the world as propaganda.
And remember that recently the Houthis were accused of targeting a US ship. The US struck the Houthis in retaliation. Later the US admitted that it had no firm evidence of the attack, and the incident may been the result of a US Navy mistake. This was after the outrage at the Saudis target civilians was also directed at the US for arming them and doing just about everything else but pull the trigger.
The Houthi reply.
The Yemeni Houthi army's spokesman on Friday denied Saudi allegation of targeting the holy city of Mecca with a ballistic missile, noting that it targeted a Saudi airport in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, in a statement carried by Houthi-controlled state Saba News Agency.
Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman said that Thursday's ballistic missile attack "has hit the target" with 100 percent accuracy, stressing that the target was inside the King Abdel Aziz Airport in Jeddah, west of Mecca.
He slammed the allegation as "a media war and misleading of public opinion," affirming that his army fighters are "very careful to spare civilian areas, particularly the Islamic holy sites, from any attack."
Saudi state news agency SPA reported Thursday that a ballistic missile launched by the Houthis from Yemeni northern province of Saada was intercepted 65 km from Mecca.
XinhuanetYemen's Houthis deny targeting Mecca with missile
Does anyone else find it curious that America's enemies reported to be constantly targeting civilians intentionally, while when America or its allies are caught hitting civilians, it is always a mistake.