From: Feroze Mithiborwala <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 2:14 AM
Subject: ISRAEL FEARS IRANIAN TERROR ATTACK AT LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS - HAARETZ
Israel fears Iranian terror attack at London 2012 Olympics
Haaretz, Jul 22 2012
The Sunday Times reports that Israeli officials have warned that an Iranian terror squad in Europe may be planning to attack its athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games, sparking the largest security operation in peacetime Britain. More than 17,000 troops and 7,000 private security guards will secure the Olympic Park and 26 other venues, and an additional 12,500 police will be deployed to patrol London's streets in a series of 'rings of steel.' Panic rooms have been installed beneath the stadium as a haven for VIPs and spectators in the event of an attack. MI5 and New Scotland Yard are thought to have raised their threat assessment in light of the terrorist attack in Bulgaria on Wednesday. The Israeli government has dispatched agents from the Shin Bet and Mossad to protect its 38-strong delegation. The Mossad is hunting a group of white Europeans who are thought to have converted to Islam and to be working with the Iranian Quds force and Hezbollah. One of the Israelis' targets is thought to be a terrorist carrying a US passport under the name of David Jefferson, who is believed to have fled after the Burgas attack. He is thought to have another powerful explosive device. Security experts say the Quds force has recruited a number of white European Islamic converts, including two Germans, one from Sweden and a couple of Britons.
Among other oddments:
A previously unknown terrorist group called "Qaedat al-Jihad" ("Base of Jihad") claimed responsibility on Saturday for the attack in Burgas last week. The group said in a statement that appeared on a Lebanese news site: "The month of Ramadan is a month of holy war and death for Allah. It is a month for fighting the enemies of Allah and God's messenger, the Jews and their USAian facilitators. One of our groups aided by Allah managed to bomb a bus full of Jewish tourists, plunderers of holy lands, after careful tracking. The holy war is not confined to a particular arena and we shall fight the Jews and the USAians until they leave the land of Islam." Bulgaria's foreign ministry dismissed the claim as bogus. (JPost, Ynet)