In the midst of marking 15 years since the Mumbai terror attacks, Israel declared on Tuesday that it would outlaw Lashkar-e-Taiba as a terrorist group, branding it as a “deadly” and “reprehensible” organization. The Indian government did not request this action to be taken. The Israel Embassy in India released a press release stating that the state of Israel has officially finished all required processes and satisfied all checks and regulations as a result of adding Lashkar-e-Taiba to the Israeli list of illegal terror organizations.
Highlighting that Israel only lists terror organisations that are actively operating against it form within or around its borders, or in a similar manner to India – those globally recognised by UNSC or the US state department, said, “Israel ministers of Defence and Foreign Affairs have jointly worked in last few months towards an expedited and extraordinary listing of the Lashkar -e- Taiba organization on this date, to highlight the importance of a Unified Global Front in combating terrorism.”
The release affirmed that the terror organisation is responsible for murder of hundreds of indian civilians as well as others.
It stated: “Hundreds of Indian civilians have been killed by Lashkar-e-Taiba, a lethal and abhorrent terror group, among others. All nations and societies that strive for peace are still affected by its horrible deeds on November 26, 2008.”