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Israel lists Lashkar-e-Taiba as a terror organisation ‘despite not being requested by Indian govt’

On November 26, 2008, 10 armed terrorists belonging to Lashkar-e-Taiba sailed to Mumbai unleashing one of the brutal assaults within the historical past of India. FILE/REUTERS

Israel, that has been in conflict with Hamas, Tuesday listed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as terror organisation to symbolise the marking of fifteenth yr of commemoration of the 26/11 Mumbai assaults.

“To symbolise the marking of the 15th year of commemoration of the Mumbai terror attacks, the state of Israel has listed Lashkar-e-Taiba as a Terror Organisation,” Israeli embassy in India mentioned in a press release.

Israel mentioned itemizing has been performed by them with none request from India.

“Despite not being requested by the Government of India to do so, the state of Israel has formally completed all necessary procedures and has satisfied all required checks and regulations to the result of introducing Lashkar-e-Taiba into the Israeli list of illegal terror organisations,” the Israeli embassy mentioned.

Why has Israel listed LeT as a terror organisation?

Israel elaborated its resolution to checklist LeT as a terror group, saying, whereas it “only lists terror organisations who are actively operating against it from within or around its borders, or in a similar manner to India – those globally recognised by UNSC (United Nations Security Council) or the US state department; the Israeli ministries of defense and foreign affairs, have jointly worked in the last few months towards an expediated and extraordinary listing of the Lashkar-e-Taiba organisation on this date, to highlight the importance of a Unified Global Front in combating terrorism.”

“Lashkar-e-Taiba is a deadly and reprehensible terror organisation, responsible for the murder of hundreds of Indian civilians as well as others. Its heinous actions on November 26, 2008, still reverberate in force, through all peace seeking nations and societies,” the Israeli embassy mentioned.

“The state of Israel offers its sincere condolences to all victims of terrorism and to the survivors and bereaved families of the Mumbai attacks, including those in Israel. We stand with you united in the hope for a better peaceful future”, the Israeli embassy added.

A complete of 166 individuals, together with six People, had been killed and one other 238 had been injured within the 2008 Mumbai terror assaults wherein 10 Pakistani terrorists laid a siege for over 60 hours, attacking and killing individuals at iconic and outstanding places within the monetary capital of India, Mumbai.

The attackers additionally focused the Chabad Home, a Jewish neighborhood middle in Mumbai.

The transfer to designate LeT as a terror organisation comes amid Israel’s ongoing battle with Palestinian terror organisation – Hamas.

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