The Houthi rebels’ spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Yahya Saree, revealed that they had launched high-speed missiles and drone attacks targeting Israeli positions.
He described this as the third attack aimed at supporting the Palestinian cause. Saree also stated that more attacks are planned unless Israel ceases its provocations.
The Houthi rebels are a Shia political and military group engaged in Yemen’s long-running civil war, fighting against a coalition of militias backed by Saudi Arabia. They have been vocal in expressing their support for the Palestinians and have undertaken actions such as strikes and rebellions in Yemen to protest against Israel’s actions in Gaza.
On the same day, Israel’s military confirmed that it used its air defense systems to intercept a missile fired from the Red Sea region. According to CNN, Israeli warplanes conducted airstrikes in the area. Fortunately, all the attacks were halted before reaching Israeli territory.
This incident highlights the complex dynamics in the Middle East, with various regional actors and conflicts intertwining, and the potential for further escalations that could impact the wider region.