The US Navy intercepted missiles and drones launched from Yemen, potentially targeting Israel.
Why it matters
The interception highlights the ongoing tensions in the Middle East and the potential for wider conflict involving the US, Israel, and Iran-backed groups.
What the papers say
The New York Times and The Independent provide detailed accounts of the interception, while the AP News article offers additional context about the Houthi rebels' support for the Palestinians and their threats against the US. Politico's article focuses on the broader context of the conflict in the Middle East, including the US response to Hamas attacks on Israel.
How we got here
The interception comes amid heightened tensions following Hamas attacks on Israel and ongoing conflict in the Middle East involving Iran-backed groups.
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