The Houthis—Yemen’s rebel forces that control most of the country—confirmed Tuesday that they were behind the launch of “a large number” of missiles and drones against Israeli territory. hours after the Israeli Army confirmed the demolitions and alarms that occurred in the city of Eilat, located in the south of the country, on the coast of the Red Sea. The spokesman of the Yemeni rebel forces, Yahya Sari, showed that The group made a “large-scale attack” against “Israeli targets in the occupied Palestinian territory”, while emphasizing that this is the third operation of its kind “in support of the Palestinian people.”.
Therefore, he stated that the Houthis, backed by Iran, “they will continue to carry out other qualitative attacks with missiles and drones until the end of Israel’s aggression against the Gaza Strip”, before defending the “right to self-defense of the Palestinian people.” Finally, Sari warned that “the continuation of crimes and massacres by the enemy entity against the population of the Gaza Strip and throughout Palestine will destroy the region and widen the circle of conflict,” as reported by the network. Yemeni television station Al Masirah, linked to the group.
In the past, The Israeli Army claimed to have intercepted “a surface-to-surface missile launched against the territory of the State of Israel from the Red Sea area”before confirming that it was shot down by the ‘Arrow’ long-range air defense system, which was used for the first time since the start of the war after the attacks carried out on October 7 by the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas).
“Also, military aircraft operated in the morning after an aerial alert was detected in the Red Sea area and intercepted enemy targets flying in the area,” said the Israeli Army, which did not provide further details. “All threats were intercepted outside Israeli territory. “No entry into Israeli territory was detected.”he added.
Last week, Israel accused the Houthis of launching a projectile from Yemen that hit the Egyptian city of Taba, located on the common border, causing six injuries. Yemeni rebels have previously stressed that they are “ready” for a confrontation if the United States intervenes directly in the war that began on October 7.
The attacks carried out on October 7 by Hamas They left nearly 1,400 dead and more than 230 kidnapped, while authorities in the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by the Islamist group, reported the death of more than 8,500 people in Israeli bombardment.a figure to which is added more than 110 dead in operations by security forces and attacks on residents of the West Bank.