Apparent Eilat-Bound Missile Fired from Yemen

Stand for Israel  |  December 6, 2023

Israeli soldiers, Gaza border, southern Israel
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A missile fired from Yemen threatened the Holy Land on Wednesday. Thankfully, Israel’s military intercepted it, but this is one of several missiles fired at Eilat since the start of the war, reports The Times of Israel:

Israel’s long-range Arrow air defense system on Wednesday shot down a ballistic missile, apparently fired by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, over the Red Sea, the military said.

The incident set off sirens in the southernmost city of Eilat, though the Israel Defense Forces said the surface-to-surface missile did not enter Israeli airspace. The missile was likely aimed at Eilat.

“The target did not cross into Israeli territory, and did not pose a threat to civilians. The alert was activated according to protocol,” the IDF said in a statement.

The Houthis have fired several ballistic missiles and drones at Eilat since the beginning of the Israel-Hamas war in October, all of which were intercepted or missed their targets.