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Houthis Continue Raining Fire on Red Sea as Florida Lawmakers Celebrate Israel Independence Day

While the world has been focused on Israel’s potential military incursion into Rafah, Ansarallah, also known as the Houthis, has been firing daily missiles toward Israeli assets in the Red Sea.

The latest Houthi attacks were launched on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on May 14th.

US Central Command (CENTCOM) reported they successfully destroyed one unmanned aerial system (UAS) in an Iranian-backed Houthi-controlled area of Yemen.

CENTCOM reported intercepting another UAS and anti-ship missile.

All of CENTCOM’s destroyed Houthi targets presented an imminent threat to U.S., coalition forces, and merchant vessels in the region.

Since Hamas’ October 7th attacks, the Houthis have launched an aggressive campaign against Israel, targeting Israeli and allies’ ships with daily missile strikes.

The Houthi threat demonstrates the multi-faceted security challenges faced by Israel, which is fighting Hamas in the south, Hezbollah in the North, and the Houthis in the east.

US lawmakers commended Israel’s perseverance in the face of ubiquitous existential challenges as Israel marked 76 years of existence.

“Today and every day, we stand with Israel,” said Senator Rick Scott (R-FL).

Senator Scott has been one of the most vocal supporters of Israel’s war efforts against Hamas.

However, not all share Scott’s unrelenting support for Israel’s military actions in Gaza.

President Joe Biden’s administration has begun taking retaliatory steps against Israel for the latter’s role in causing civilian casualties.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken recently claimed the US desires Israel to “get out of Gaza,” to prevent additional civilian casualties.

State Secretary Blinken claims Israel’s tactics have led to a “horrible loss of innocent civilian life” and demanded rectification.

Meanwhile, the United Nations (UN) just recently surreptitiously halved the number of innocent civilians killed by Israel in Gaza.

The UN had been reporting civilian deaths via Hamas’ Gaza Health Ministry and lowered them from 24,000 to 15,000.

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