Friday, April 28, 2017

London Terrorism Suspect Identified as Khalid Mohamed Omar Ali, Was on Gaza Flotilla Ship in 2010

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.