Terrorism

Israelis on Cyprus were 'tracked'

By Anshel Pfeffer, July 26, 2012

Since the terror attack last Wednesday at Burgas, which claimed the lives of seven people, including five Israeli tourists, a pattern has been emerging of similar attempts on Israeli targets.

One other destination that seems to have been under consideration by terrorists is Cyprus, where a suspect was arrested two weeks ago for allegedly carrying out surveillance of Israeli tourists.

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Israeli emergency workers tell of horror after Bulgaria bombing

By Nathan Jeffay, July 26, 2012

“When we arrived, people saw that help from Israel was here and started hugging us,” said Mati Goldstein. “It was very emotional.”

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The linking theme

July 26, 2012

It is not every day that would-be terrorists are found guilty of having planned to murder British citizens. So one might have thought that the conviction last week of Mohammed Sajid Khan and his wife, Shasta Khan, would have prompted wall-to-wall coverage in the press and on TV.

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Threat was real but no-one panicked

By Mark Gardner, July 26, 2012

The trial coincided with news that last summer, an African Al Qaeda leader was found with attack plans against London Jews in Golders Green and Stamford Hill.

Also last year, two British synagogues were among potential targets for a letter bomb campaign.

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Radical transformation of Manchester couple convicted of terror plot

By Jonathan Kalmus, July 26, 2012

“I wouldn’t hurt anybody,” screamed the diminutive woman taken to the cells below Manchester Crown Court to begin an eight-year sentence for terrorism.

Shasta Khan, 38, a hairdresser from Oldham, had been found guilty of planning to blow up Jews in Manchester.

She and husband, Mohammed Sajid Khan, 33, became Britain’s first married couple to be convicted of terrorist offences.

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Rogge refuses to deny anti-Israel stance

By Jennifer Lipman, July 25, 2012

EXCLUSIVE

The widows of two of the Israelis murdered at the Munich Olympics emerged distraught and heartbroken following a meeting with IOC President Jacques Rogge this evening.

Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano spent half an hour pleading with Mr Rogge to change his stance on holding a minute’s silence at Friday’s London 2012 opening ceremony.

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'Germany warned' about Munich Olympics massacre

By Jamie Michaels, July 23, 2012

Germany received a tip-off from a Palestinian informant in Beirut that Palestinians were planning an "incident", three weeks before the 1972 Olympic Games Munich massacre, a German news magazine has disclosed.

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How the would-be Oldham terrorists became radicalised

By Jenni Frazer, July 20, 2012

Mohammed Sajid Khan was born in Pakistan but was raised a British national from the age of three or four years old. He had run a car valeting service in Bradford but was unemployed at the time of his arrest.

Shasta Khan was born in the UK and her marriage to Sajid Khan was her third. She ran a hairdressing business from the couple's home on Foster Street, Oldham.

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Manchester terror trial husband and wife sentenced

By Jenni Frazer, July 20, 2012

The Oldham couple convicted of terrorism offences in which they planned to attack Jews in north Manchester have been jailed today.

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