In accordance with the situational assessment and as part of defensive efforts in the area, on Tuesday Israeli Navy missile boats arrived in the area of the Red Sea, the IDF confirmed.

On Tuesday night, the IDF Aerial Defense Array intercepted an aerial threat that was identified in the area of the Red Sea, south of the city of Eilat. According to the IDF, no threat was posed to civilians and no infiltration into Israeli territory was identified.

Earlier, residents of Eilat had reported hearing explosions in the city and seeing the trail of a missile interception in the sky. No siren was sounded.

On Tuesday morning, sirens sounded in Eilat and the area, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration. Shortly afterwards, Israel's defense echelon said that the air defense system intercepted a UAV that was headed towards Eilat while it was still over the Red Sea. The interception, which was successful, took place outside Israel's borders.

The IAF later said it thwarted an aerial threat in the area of the Red Sea - its first operational interception by the “Arrow” Aerial Defense System since the beginning of the war.

On Tuesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen claimed responsibility for recent attacks against Israel. "We launched missiles and drones and pledge to continue the attacks on Israel until the end of Israeli aggression in Gaza."

On Friday morning, the IDF thwarted an aerial threat in the Red Sea.

Earlier last week, the US Army's CENTCOM, which is responsible for the US forces in the Middle East, published footage of the missile and the UAV interceptions by the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Carney in the waters of the Red Sea.

According to a CNN report, the duration of the interception of the four cruise missiles and 15 UAVs launched by the Houthis, Iran's allies, lasted nine whole hours.