Abu Dhabi attack: Public Prosecution call to stop circulation of interception video

Attorney General said public should not be sharing sensitive imagery

The UAE public was warned to be careful of sharing sensitive imagery on social media

A number of people who shared video footage of the attempted Houthi rocket attacks on Abu Dhabi have been summoned by prosecutors.

State news agency Wam said the videos captured "air defences intercepting Houthi attempts to target infrastructure".

Dr Hamad Al Shamsi, Attorney General, urged the public not to circulate such sensitive footage, which is a matter of state security.

"Public Prosecution will carry out its responsibilities in implementing the law firmly towards these crimes and their perpetrators," he said in a Wam statement.

Such videos could "threaten vital and military facilities in the country and national security," Wam added.

Footage was shared online that showed ground defences firing into the sky on Monday at about 4.15am, when two ballistic missiles fired by the Houthis were intercepted. No injuries were reported.

No images or video of the incident, the second in a week, was released by the authorities.

On Wednesday, hundreds of relatives and friends streamed into the home of an Indian worker killed in the first attack on Monday, January 17, to pay their final respects.

Hardeep Singh, a 29-year-old tanker driver, was one of three men killed when vehicles caught fire following an assault by Yemeni’s Houthi rebels on an Adnoc oil storage facility in Mussaffah.

Updated: January 26, 2022, 8:22 PM