Yemen's Houthi rebels launch missiles, drones toward Israel

Li Weichao
2023-11-15 09:00:34

SANAA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels on Tuesday claimed to have launched a barrage of long-range ballistic missiles and bomb-laden drones toward Israel, in two separate operations to revenge Israel for attacking the Gaza Strip.

"We fired today a batch of ballistic missiles at various targets of the Israeli enemy, including targets in Eilat," Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a televised statement aired by the Houthi-run satellite TV channel al-Masirah.

"The launch of ballistic missiles came only 24 hours after another military operation that we carried out with bomb-laden drones on the same Israeli targets," Sarea said.

The spokesman also said the Houthi militia would blow up any Israeli ship sailing in the Red Sea, adding the attacks would not stop until Israel stops its strikes on Gaza.

Hours earlier, Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi vowed to attack any Israeli ship sailing in the Red Sea or the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait to revenge Israel's strikes on the Gaza Strip.

So far, the Houthi rebel group, who controls much of northern Yemen, including the capital Sanaa, has claimed responsibility for eight cross-border attacks toward Israeli cities since the Israel-Hamas conflict broke out on Oct. 7.

Last week, the Houthis shot down a U.S. drone off Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

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