Gaza Terror

Carter, Blair Targeted for Assassination

An al Qaeda-inspired group in the Gaza Strip planned to assassinate Jimmy Carter and Tony Blair during their recent trip to the region, according to Mahmoud Taleb, the group's leader. In an email to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Taleb also claimed his group, Jaljalat, would launch attacks on Hamas, the Jerusalem Post said. Taleb, who is also known as Abu Mutasem al-Maqdisi, said Hamas had foiled the assassination plot by his Jaljalat group.