November 29, 2023

‘Murdered hundreds of Indians’: Israel bans Pakistan based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the fifteenth anniversary of the Mumbai assaults, Israel banned the UN-proscribed, Pakistan based terror team Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) that performed the assaults.
Despite now not being asked by means of the federal government of India to take action, the Israeli embassy mentioned in a remark, Israel had officially finished all vital procedures and had “satisfied all required checks and regulations to the result of introducing Lashkar -e- Taiba into the Israeli list of illegal terror organizations”.
“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,” it mentioned in a remark. Israel has been pushing India for the same ban on Hamas whose attack on Israel on October 7 was once condemned by means of India as a terrorist assault..
The 2008 Mumbai assaults noticed LeT terrorists additionally concentrated on a Jewish centre and killing many of its occupants. With the ban, Israel could also be hoping to deal with considerations in India that it’s been targeted extra on Iranian “terrorism” with out paying sufficient consideration to cross-border terrorism as perpetrated by means of Pakistan. While Israel seems at Iran as the primary supply of international terrorism, India makes use of that characterisation just for Pakistan.
“While Israel only lists terror organizations who are actively operating against it from within or around its borders, or in a similar manner to India – those globally recognized by UNSC 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 organization on this date, to highlight the importance of a Unified Global Front in combating terrorism,” mentioned Israel in its announcement of the ban.
“Lashkar -e- Taiba is a deadly and reprehensible terror organization, 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,” it added, whilst providing condolences to all sufferers of terrorism and to the survivors and bereaved households of the Mumbai assaults, together with the ones in Israel.
“We stand with you united in the hope for a better peaceful future,” it mentioned.