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In First, Houthi Missile Breaches Israeli Airspace

(JNS) A cruise missile launched by Houthi terrorists from Yemen overnight Monday, March 18 hit an open area near the Red Sea resort city of Eilat, the IDF confirmed on Tuesday evening.

The incident marked the first time that a Houthi missile was able to penetrate Israeli territory. In previous attacks, IDF air defenses managed to shoot down the projectiles in the Red Sea.

The IDF said it was examining the missile impact, which did not cause any injuries or damage. According to the military, the Israeli Air Force followed the missile’s trajectory the entire time.

Since declaring their support for Hamas terrorists in their current war against Israel, Yemen’s Houthis have launched many missiles and drones towards the Jewish state.

The Iran-backed Houthis also continue to attack international commercial shipping off the coast of Yemen.

The Houthis’ decision to target commercial vessels in the Red Sea was made in light “of what the Gaza Strip is being exposed to from the brutal Israeli-American aggression,” the group said last year.

Israel has bolstered its naval presence in the Red Sea area in response to the attacks. Missile boats were deployed “as part of the increased defense efforts in the region,” the IDF said.

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