IDF says it downed ‘suspicious aerial target’ coming from Red Sea

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

The IDF says a “suspicious aerial target” heading toward Israel from the direction of the Red Sea was downed by air defenses.

The target did not enter Israeli airspace, the IDF says, adding that the incident is over.

Residents of Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city, reported hearing a large blast.

The incident comes amid repeated attempts by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen to launch missiles and drones at Eilat amid the war in the Gaza Strip.

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