Bab al-Mandab, Yemen
1 November 2023

An IDF spokesperson confirmed intercepting “an aerial threat detected in the Red Sea region, south of Eilat. There was no ultimate threat to civilians as there was no entry into Israeli airspace”. He further announced that “we have sent additional Israeli Navy vessels to provide significant defence of the area and layered strike capabilities with defensive layers and the air force”, and warned: “We know how to gather at the time and place of our choosing in relations to the security interests of Israel wherever needed”. A Huthi spokesperson claimed they had successfully “launched a large batch of drones… at several targets” in Israel, adding that they would “continue to carry out their military operations in support and victory for the oppression of the Palestinian people…  until the Israeli aggression against our brothers in steadfast Gaza stops”.

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