Yemen’s Houthi rebels claim to launch major drone attack on Israel

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claim to have launched a drone attack towards Israel, the latest in a spate of such attempts since the start of the Israel-Hamas war.

“The Yemeni armed forces launched a large batch of drones during the past hours at several targets… in occupied Palestine, and they reached their goals,” says a Houthi military statement. “The Yemeni armed forces will continue to carry out their military operations in support” of the Palestinian people, the statement adds.

Hezam al-Asad, a member of the group’s political bureau, writes on X in Hebrew and Arabic: “Beyond Eilat.”

The IDF did not immediately respond or confirm any such launch. There were no air raid sirens in Eilat today.

Yesterday, the Houthis claimed an attack with drones and ballistic missiles on Israel. The IDF said then that a “hostile aircraft intrusion” had set off warning sirens in Eilat. It later said it had intercepted a surface-to-surface missile fired toward Israeli territory.

Israel also blamed the Houthis for another drone attack on Friday.

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