Israel lists Lashkar-e-Taiba as terror outfit to mark 15th year of Mumbai attacks

Marking the anniversary of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, Israel took a significant move and declared Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) a terrorist organization.

“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 Organization. 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-Taiba into the Israeli list of illegal terror organizations,” the Israeli mission in New Delhi said in a statement.

According to the Israeli embassy, the nation took this step independently, not at the request of the Indian government. Despite focusing its terror list on groups that directly affect Israel or are globally recognized by the UN Security Council (UNSC) or the United States, Israel has expedited the inclusion of the Pakistan-based terror group LeT.

It said the decision underscores the shared commitment to a unified global front against terrorism. Israel likewise expressed condolences to the dead, survivors and families affected by the Mumbai attacks, standing united for a peaceful future.

In the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, 166 people were killed, including six Americans.

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