Reuters: one of the London bombers visited Israel shortly beforehand
One of the suspected bombers in the London attacks visited Israel in 2003, an Israeli government official said on Monday, bolstering a news report the British-born Muslim helped plan a Tel Aviv suicide bombing.Hat tip: Garfield Ridge.
The official said Mohammad Sidique Khan, who police believe blew himself up on an underground train in London on July 7, arrived in Israel on Feb. 19, 2003, and left the next day. The official declined to speculate on reasons for the visit.
Israeli daily Maariv said on Sunday that Khan was suspected of helping plan a pro-Palestinian suicide bombing by two fellow Britons of Pakistani descent on April 30, 2003. Three Israelis were killed in the attack on Mike's Place bar in Tel Aviv.