London Whitehall suspect identified as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali https://t.co/4YD5KrgJQV— Natasha Fatah (@NatashaFatah) April 28, 2017
London terrorism suspect was on Gaza flotilla ship in 2010: sources https://t.co/h4vLIBVrK4— The Daily Star (@DailyStarLeb) April 28, 2017
LONDON/WASHINGTON: A man arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist act on Thursday, carrying knives near Prime Minister Theresa May's office, was on a ship raided by Israeli soldiers in 2010, sources familiar with the investigation have told Reuters.
The 27-year-old man was arrested by armed counterterrorism officers during a stop-and-search as part of an ongoing security operation, British police said.
Ali was on board the Mavi Marmara, part of a flotilla which was challenging an Israeli naval blockade of Gaza when it was intercepted by Israeli forces in May 2010, the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.