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, overnight Tuesday.

The IDF Spokesperson's Unit said that no threat was posed to civilians and no infiltration into Israeli territory was identified.

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

It is believed the threat that was intercepted originated in Yemen.

The incident marks the second time in one day that the IDF thwarted an attack from Yemen. On Tuesday morning, sirens sounded in Eilat and the area, warning of a hostile aircraft infiltration.

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.

Hezam al-Asad, a member of the Houthi movement in Yemen, hinted his organization was responsible for the launch of the hostile aircraft towards Eilat.