Israel says projectile shot at Eilat came from Yemen; Houthis to make statement soon

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Israeli officials said on Tuesday that the projectile shot toward Eilat was launched from Yemen, the Times of Israel reported.

Spokesperson for the Iran-backed Yemeni Houthi militia said on X (formerly Twitter) that the group’s armed forces was going to deliver an “important statement” in the coming hours.

Iraq’s little-known Iran-allied group Alwiyat al-Waad al-Haq, which roughly translates to “True Promise Brigades”, said on X that “Yemen’s drones targeted Eilat.”

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Israel Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman Rear Admiral Daniel Hagari said in a statement: “This morning, in Eilat, in southern Israel, IDF systems detected an aerial target approaching Israeli territory and activated alerts. There is no threat posed to the area. I repeat, there is no threat in this area, and there is no danger. We have a strong defensive posture in the southern area in all dimensions.”

Following a drone infiltration alert in Eilat Tuesday morning, Israeli media reported that a projectile, possible launched from Yemen, was intercepted over the Red Sea before it reached the resort city, according to the Times of Israel.

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