Terror warnings received before blasts
Associated Press | July 7, 2005
JERUSALEM -- British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before today's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city.
Israel was holding an economic conference near the scene of one of the explosions.
Israeli Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was supposed to attend, but the attacks occurred before he arrived.
A senior Israeli official says just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy and said warnings of possible attacks had been received.
He didn't say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.
Report: Israel Was Warned Ahead of First Blast
Arutz Sheva | July 7 2005
(IsraelNN.com) Army Radio quoting unconfirmed reliable sources reported a short time ago that Scotland Yard had intelligence warnings of the attacks a short time before they occurred.
The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room rather than make his way to the hotel adjacent to the site of the first explosion, a Liverpool Street train station, where he was to address and economic summit.
At present, train and bus service in London have been suspended following the series of attacks. No terrorist organization has claimed responsibility at this time.
Israeli officials stress the advanced Scotland Yard warning does not in any way indicate Israel was the target in the series of apparent terror attacks.