Thursday, July 07, 2005

More On The Rumor
That Israel Was Warned In Advance

I think I may have found the origin of the rumor that there is an Israel connection in the London bombings.

From Associated Press:

JERUSALEM - 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.
Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in a hotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said.

Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because of the nature of his position.

Ok, so at least that makes some sense. But, as I mentioned earlier, this was a rumor, and it was denied.