The Israeli military has deployed missile boats in the Red Sea as reinforcements following missile and drone attacks launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement. The Houthi movement has vowed to continue these attacks in support of the Palestinians. Images released by the military show Saar-class corvettes patrolling near Eilat port in the Red Sea, which Israel considers a new front in the ongoing conflict. The Israeli military intercepted an “aerial threat” over the Red Sea in what appears to be a new attack. Israeli National Security Adviser Tzachi Hanegbi condemned the Houthi attacks but did not provide details on Israel’s response. The Houthi movement is part of an Iran-aligned alliance that includes Hezbollah and Iran-backed militias in Iraq. Despite being located over a thousand miles away from Israel, the Houthis govern parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Missiles and drones fired from the Red Sea area towards Israel have either been shot down or fallen short. In a previous incident, the Houthis were responsible for a drone attack that caused explosions in two Egyptian towns on the Red Sea, with the intention of targeting Israel.
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