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


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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