Issue Brief on “Israel-Hamas Conflict: Houthi Red Sea Attacks and Global Implications”

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The onset of drone and missile attacks by the Houthis towards southern Israel in October 2023 coinciding with the outbreak of war on October 7, 2023, resulted in a significant escalation in the ongoing Israel–Hamas conflict. Following these initial attacks, the Houthis shifted their focus to targeting commercial vessels in the Red Sea in mid-November 2023, marking a significant escalation. The group framed these attacks as a strategic means of pressuring Israel to cease its operations in Gaza.

(Source: Al Jazeera)

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