The United Arab Emirates intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels early this morning, during the Israeli president’s official visit to the country.
No damage was caused by the attack, the UAE’s defense ministry said in a statement on Twitter.
It added that debris fell in an unpopulated area and there were no casualties.
The attack came on the same night Israeli President Isaac Herzog met with Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
Herzog will not interrupt his visit, presidential spokesperson Eylon Levy told Anadolu Agency.
Yemen has been engulfed by violence and instability since 2014, when Iran-aligned Houthi rebels captured much of the country.
A Saudi-led coalition aimed at reinstating the Yemeni government, has worsened the situation.