Just heard about this a few minutes ago and will follow-up as more information is available…
Tony Blair forced to scrap Gaza visit after assassination threat
TONY Blair was today forced to scrap plans to visit Gaza in his new role as a Middle East peace envoy after an assassination plot warning.
The former Prime Minister was warned he faced an attempt on his life after the Israeli security services received ‘pinpoint information’ of a threat to him.
Blair’s trip to Gaza was to have included meetings with local traders and UN officials – but not with leaders of Hamas – and comes after he called for a new police towards the region to aleviate the suffering of people there.
A spokesman for Blair said it would have been irresponsible to visit in light of the terrorist threat, but added: “He looks forward to being able to go to Gaza again in the future and will of course in the meantime continue to work to improve the conditions for the people there.”