The United Nations Security Council strongly and unanimously condemned the recent attacks on Israeli representatives and diplomats in India and Georgia on Thursday night.

The condemnation is an unusual move on the part of the body, which last made similar condemnations in 2005.

Israeli ambassador to the United Nations Ron Prosor told Haaretz that “seven silent years have come to an end. It has been seven years since the Security Council has spoken out against terror attacks on Israel and its citizens.”

“The unanimous condemnation is a significant step for the fight against terror. I hope that the council will now take more active and operative steps to prevent similar attacks of this kind,” he added.

The Security Council further reaffirmed that “terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security” and that acts of terror are “criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed.”