Defense Ministry video shows Arrow’s interception of Houthi missile over Red Sea

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

The Defense Ministry publishes footage showing the long-range Arrow air defense system intercepting a ballistic missile launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen at Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat this morning.

The missile was downed over the Red Sea, outside of Israeli airspace, and the Houthis later took responsibility for the attack.

This morning’s Arrow interception was its sixth interception of a ballistic missile, all of which occurred amid the war in Gaza. A seventh projectile, a long-range rocket fired by Hamas, was also downed with the system several months ago.

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