Yemen claims long-range missile attack on Israel

Houthi spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Saree

Yemen has taken credit for launching a series of long-range ballistic missiles at the southern Israeli city of Eilat.

They attribute this action to retaliate against the ongoing airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, resulting in over 10,000 casualties.

In a televised announcement on Thursday, Yehya Sarea, the Houthi military spokesperson, declared that the missiles were aimed at sensitive targets, including Eilat’s military bases.

Sarea claimed success in hitting the chosen targets and expressed the Yemeni armed forces’ commitment to supporting the people in Gaza until Israeli aggression ceases.

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant and IDF spokesperson Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari confirmed on Thursday night that they were investigating the incident. This marks the sixth cross-border attack claimed by the Houthi militia since Israel initiated airstrikes on Gaza on October 7.

Meanwhile, the Houthis downed a US drone near Yemen’s Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday. Simultaneously, Israel reported intercepting a missile launched from the Red Sea region using the Arrow 3 anti-ballistic missile system.

The Israeli military touted the Arrow 3 as one of the most advanced defense systems globally. In the previous week, the IDF intercepted a missile from the Red Sea area using the Arrow 2 system.

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