What we know
A U.S. fighter jet shot down an anti-ship cruise missile fired toward an American destroyer in the Red Sea from Houthi militant-controlled areas of Yemen, the U.S. military has said. The first attack by the Iran-backed rebels after American-led strikes will add to fears of regional escalation after deadly new clashes on Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
As the war in Gaza passed the 100-day mark, the White House signaled that it is now “the right time” for its ally to scale back its war against Hamas. Protests calling for a cease-fire erupted around the world over the weekend, while in Israel families and supporters of the remaining hostages gathered to mark the milestone.
In Gaza, famine looms as the devastation mounts. More than 24,000 people have been killed in the enclave since the war began, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. More than 60,000 have been injured, and thousands more are missing and presumed dead.
Israeli military officials say at least 186 soldiers have been killed during the country’s ground invasion of Gaza, which came after 1,200 people were killed and about 240 hostages were seized after Hamas launched multipronged attacks on Israel on Oct. 7.
NBC News’ Richard Engel, Raf Sanchez, Ali Arouzi, Chantal Da Silva and Josh Lederman are reporting from the region.