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Israel, that has been in war with Hamas, Tuesday listed Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as terror organisation to symbolise the marking of 15th year of commemoration of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

“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 said in a statement.

Israel said listing has been done by them without any 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 said.

Why has Israel listed LeT as a terror organisation?

Israel elaborated its decision to list LeT as a terror group, saying, while 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.”

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Abdul Gh Lone