Later reports: Netanyahu was warned AFTER the first explosion..." *LINK* *PIC*

Subject: 
Later reports: Netanyahu was warned AFTER the first explosion..." *LINK* *PIC*
Posted By: 
Helwere
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Thursday, July 07, 2005 01:07 pm

The Sorcha Faal article still links to the earliest Associated Press article, which says this:

Thursday Jul 7, 7:14 AM ET
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.

Here\'s the latest from Haaretzdaily.com....

\"\"After the first explosion, our finance minister (Netanyahu] received a request not to go anywhere,\" Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio....\"

\" Israeli Embassy denies it had received warning of attacks
AP had reported UK intelligence informed embassy security of imminent attack on Israeli target.\" 22:45 Israeli Time

Last update - 22:45 07/07/2005
Israeli Embassy strongly denies report it received early warning of attacks
By Yossi Melman, Haaretz Correspondent, and Haaretz Service

LONDON - A spokesman for the Israeli Embassy in London strongly denied Associated Press reports indicating British intelligence services informed embassy security officers of terrorists\' intentions attack an Israeli target.

According to the same AP report, the British alerted the Israeli Embassy just minutes before the series of terror attacks in London.

The erroneous report apparently came to light after the embassy and the Finance Ministry and the Ministry of Industry and Trade organized a special conference aimed at supporting investment in Israel and activities on the part of Israeli companies on the London stock exchange.

The conference was supposed to take place at the Great Eastern hotel near the Liverpool Street subway station - one of three stations hit in Thursday\'s terror attacks.

Finance Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, visiting in London, was invited to the conference as a keynote speaker.

When the attacks started, Israeli Ambassador Zvi Heifetz, a number of his aides and some conference guests were already situated in the hotel.

The conference was ultimately postponed and Netanyahu\'s security personnel prevented his departure from the central London hotel.

\"After the first explosion, our finance minister received a request not to go anywhere,\" Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom told Army Radio.

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