Aircraft infiltration alert sounds in Eilat

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent

An Israel Navy ship operates off the coast of Eilat after an oil spill, on October 14, 2021. (Eli Warburg and Oz Goren/Environmental Protection Ministry)
An Israel Navy ship operates off the coast of Eilat after an oil spill, on October 14, 2021. (Eli Warburg and Oz Goren/Environmental Protection Ministry)

A suspected drone infiltration alert is sounding in the southernmost city Eilat, and surrounding areas.

The Israel Defense Forces says it is looking into the incident.

The alert comes after Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen were accused of attempting to launch drones and missiles at Israel in the past two weeks. The missiles were downed by the US and Saudi Arabia, while the drones crashed into towns in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

Last week, the IDF said one “aerial threat” was intercepted by an Israeli fighter jet over the Red Sea.

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