Israel condemns Mumbai terror attacks

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New Delhi, Nov 27 (UNI) Israel today strongly condemned the Mumbai terrorist attacks and said it was incumbent upon the international community to cooperate in the ongoing war against this ''contemptible, heinous manifestation of terror''.

Israeli Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni said the Mumbai incident was further painful evidence that the terrorist threat was the greatest challenge which Israel and the international community had to face.

The Israeli Minister, who spoke with the Israeli Consul General in Mumbai, was informed that the events were still unfolding and all the details were not yet known.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate were making maximum efforts to ascertain the situation of the Israelis in the city as quickly as possible.

''The Ministry is concerned and closely following the developments,'' the statement said according to the Israeli embassy here.

''I condemn this criminal terrorist attack that is still going on in Mumbai. This is further painful evidence that the terrorist threat is the greatest challenge which Israel and the international community have to face. Nothing justifies the unforgivable slaughter of innocents. It is, therefore, incumbent on the international community to cooperate in the ongoing war against this contemptible, heinous manifestation of terror,'' the Minister said.

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