IDF releases footage of interceptions of Houthi missiles

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

The Israel Defense Forces releases a video showing an F-35I fighter jet intercepting a cruise missile or drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen at Israel on Tuesday.

The IDF describes the projectile as a cruise missile, while the Houthi rebels said they launched ballistic missiles and drones at Israel.

The military also releases footage showing the long-range Arrow missile defense system intercepting a Houthi ballistic missile, apparently bound for the southernmost city of Eilat, also on Tuesday.

The IDF has intercepted several other targets — apparently drones launched from Yemen — over the Red Sea in recent days. It has also bolstered the area with Navy missile ships.

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