Interceptions over Israeli skies
Interceptions over Israeli skiesJamal Awad/Flash 90

Residents of the resort city of Eilat on Tuesday evening reported hearing sounds of explosions as well as seeing what looked like an interception of a rocket overhead.

A short time later, the Home Front Command confirmed that a suspicious target had been destroyed in the area of the Gulf of Eilat.

The Home Front Command said that the target was destroyed outside the city limits and there was no danger to local residents.

The IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said, “A short while ago, the IDF identified a suspicious aerial target that was on its way from the east toward Israel, adjacent to the area of the city of Eilat. The IDF Aerial Defense Array successfully intercepted the target outside of Israeli territory.”

Meanwhile, the "Islamic Resistance in Iraq", a group of pro-Iranian militias, claimed to have attacked a "vital target" in the Eilat area using a UAV.

This is the third attack from Iraqi territory towards Eilat in the last two days.