IDF Deploys Air Defense, Anticipating Iranian Attack from Yemen

Israel's Iron Dome air defense system. (Times of Israel).

The IDF has deployed advanced air defense batteries in the southern city of Eilat, preparing for a possible Iranian attack on Israel from Yemen.

Iranian officials have vowed to retaliate for the assassination of Iranian arch-terrorist Qasem Soleimani. And Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen have threatened to attack Israel.

Israel’s security establishment is now on high alert in anticipation of a possible Iranian retaliatory attack to mark a year since Soleimani, commander of the Al-Quds Force of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), was killed by the US.

Some military officials have estimated that Iran will take advantage of the coming weeks before Joe Biden enters office to retaliate against Israel.

Iranian officials have vowed to retaliate, and Iranian-backed Houthi forces in Yemen, too, have threatened to attack Israel.

Houthi General Mohammed Nasser al-Atifi told the Arab media outlet Al-Medean in December that his troops have “a bank of targets, both land and sea-based, at which
it can strike the Zionist enemy.”

His troops “will not hesitate to attack them if the leadership decides to do so. Our military forces are prepared for this kind of attack,” he added.

(United with Israel).

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