At 5:51 am on Thursday, sirens sounded in Eilat and the surrounding area for the first time in over a month when the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen apparently launched a ballistic missile at Israel.

The IDF says the long-range Arrow air defense system intercepted the rocket over the Red Sea. The projectile was shot down before it could enter Israeli airspace.

The Houthis have fired several ballistic missiles and drones at Eilat in solidarity with the Gaza Strip and Hamas. All of them either missed their target or have been intercepted. This morning’s Arrow interception was its sixth interception of a ballistic missile, all of which occurred amid the war in Gaza.