IDF says Patriot air defense system downed ‘suspicious target’ north of Eilat

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

The Israel Defense Forces says it intercepted a “suspicious target” in the Arava region in southern Israel, north of Eilat.

The target, which did not enter Israeli airspace, was knocked out of the sky by the medium-range Patriot air defense system, the IDF says.

It is unclear what the target was.

Earlier, the long-range Arrow air defense system intercepted a surface-to-surface missile, apparently launched from Yemen, over the Red Sea near Eilat.

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