Israeli authorities say missile intercepted close to Eilat after Houthi chief earlier promised to proceed assaults.
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have launched ballistic missiles on numerous Israel targets, together with within the Purple Sea metropolis of Eilat, the group’s army spokesperson has stated.
The launch got here “after 24 hours of one other army operation by drones on the identical Israeli targets,” the spokesperson stated on Tuesday.
The Israeli army stated that it intercepted a missile close to the Purple Sea.
Israel stated it used its “Arrow” aerial defence system to shoot down a missile on Tuesday after sirens sounded within the port metropolis of Eilat. Israel says that the projectile didn’t enter its territory, and didn’t say who shot it.
Earlier, the chief of Yemen’s Houthis stated that his group would proceed to launch assaults in opposition to Israel.
“Our eyes are open to always monitor and seek for any Israeli ship within the Purple Sea, particularly in Bab al-Mandab, and close to Yemeni regional waters,” Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, chief of the Iran-backed group, stated.
The Houthis have launched a number of missile and drone assaults in opposition to Israel since October 7, when Hamas fighters from the besieged Gaza Strip carried out an assault on southern Israel, killing round 1,200 individuals, based on Israeli authorities.
For the reason that Hamas assault, Israel has bombarded Gaza and launched a floor invasion of the territory. Greater than 11,200 individuals have been killed within the Israeli assault, together with greater than 4,600 kids, based on Palestinian authorities.
The warfare in Gaza has despatched tensions hovering all through the area, with worldwide organisations and political leaders warning of a possible wider warfare throughout the area.
The Iran-backed Lebanese armed group Hezbollah has exchanged hearth with Israeli forces throughout the Lebanon-Israel border, and Iran-backed armed teams have focused US forces in Syria and Iraq. America has carried out strikes in Syria in response.
The Houthis have emerged as a serious participant within the Arabian Peninsula, withstanding efforts to dislodge them by a Saudi-led intervention in Yemen that started in 2015 with the help of the US.
The Saudi bombardment was criticised for contributing to a humanitarian disaster within the nation and inflicting many civilian casualties, whereas the Houthis ultimately expanded their management over areas of northern Yemen.
The warfare in Yemen has reached an uneasy stalemate, with combating at a standstill whilst each side didn’t renew a United Natiions-backed truce that expired in October.