In an official declaration, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon outlaws the Islamic State. Meetings of any kind between members of the Islamic State is now illegal. Israel braces for the possible emergence of Islamic extremists cells in the country. The decree opens the gateway for legal prosecution of any local group that may fund jihadist. Illegal activity also includes ‘suggesting, inciting or encouraging’ acts of terrorism against the Israeli government. The statement allows the seizure of assets by the state of any who are affiliating with such groups.
This is necessary in order to protect state security, the public welfare and public order.