In a statement on Monday, the Yemeni President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, called on the international community to exert pressure on Israel to halt its actions and siege on the Palestinian people in Gaza.

During a meeting with Palestinian intelligence chief, Toufic Al-Tirawi, in the Yemeni capital of San'a, the Yemeni president voiced his country's utter support to the Palestinian people's right to establish a homeland on the national Palestinian soil.

Tirawi, from his part, expressed estimation to the positions of president Saleh towards the Palestinian cause, praising latest Yemeni efforts to fill in the gab between the rival parties of Fateh and Hamas.

Last month, Fateh and Hamas, agreed in San'a to a Yemeni-brokered reconciliation deal. The initiative has yet to be implemented on the ground as Israel continues closure of the coastal territory.