Israel beefs up defenses around Eilat following Houthi attacks

The Times of Israel reports: “Israel has bolstered air defenses in the Red Sea area with Navy missile boats following several missile and drone attacks by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, the military said Wednesday.

The vessels were deployed on Tuesday ‘in accordance with the assessment of the situation, and as part of the increased defense efforts in the area,’ after a missile and two drones were launched from Yemen at Israel.

An additional target was intercepted early on Wednesday morning near Eilat, Israel’s southernmost city on the Red Sea…”

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