Israel outlaws ISIS officially calling it an illegal organizationBy Mason White 4:42 PM September 4, 2014
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By: Devansh Dutt
Israel took steps to prevent citizens from having any contact with ISIS.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon signed the decree, which names ISIS as an illegal organization, on Wednesday.
The decree banned any contact with members of the Islamic State.
Ya’alon also signed a similar declaration outlawing the Abdullah al-Azzam Brigades, a Sunni jihadist group linked to Al-Qaeda, which has in the past claimed responsibility for launching rockets into Israel.
By officially declaring Islamic state illegal, Israel will now be able to take legal action against any person or fundraising associated with the terrorist organization.
“This is being done for the sake of national security, public safety and public order,” the statement said. The declaration listed several Islamic State’s names, and goes on to list several of their titles in Arabic, Hebrew and English.
The decision came just a day after the terrorist group beheaded a U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff, who also had Israeli citizenship.