British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before today’s explosions they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.
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.
Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy and said warnings of possible attacks had been received, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference.
The Israeli ambassador to London said the embassy under state of emergency, with no one allowed to enter or leave.
British PM, Tony Blair, has come out and said they were clearly terrorist attacks and has given a ‘complete resolution to defeat terrorism’ The bombings were ‘barbaric, and ‘clearly aimed to coincide with opening of the G8’ ‘What ever they do, it is our determination that they we never succeed.’