Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Israel and the London Bombs


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ISLAMIC-INTELLIGENCE: Netanyahu and the Israeli Links to the London Bomb attacks.

According to Israeli and Associated Press (AP) reports, Scotland Yard and the Israeli Embassy in London were forewarned of the bombings.

"British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said," Amy Triebel, an AP writer in Jerusalem reported at noon on July 7. But who warned Scotland Yard?

"The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room," the Israeli press reported. The source of the warning to British police was not revealed. Netanyahu was in London to speak at a conference to promote investment in Israel.

Israeli Army Radio reported on July 8 that Scotland Yard had received intelligence warnings of the attacks shortly before they occurred.

If the London bombing was carried out by a domestic Islamic terror cell, who informed Scotland Yard?

"The multiple, simultaneous explosions that took place today on the London transportation system were the work of perpetrators who had an operational capacity of considerable scope," Efraim Halevi wrote in The Jerusalem Post on July 7.

How did Halevi know that the explosions were simultaneous? The underground bombings were not known to have been simultaneous until British authorities reported their findings on July 9. Until then it was thought that the three subway bombs had gone off at 7:51, 7:56, and 8:17 a.m.



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