Fox News is reporting that Jimmy Carter will urge President Obama to remove Hamas from the terrorist list (although the story doesn’t mention that the chances of Obama doing so are pretty much zero). The Fox story also notes that "two Palestinian sources told FOX News that the group had discovered two roadside bombs planted near a crossing between Israel and Gaza on a path Carter’s convoy took to meet with the group’s leaders":
According to two eyewitnesses, including a 15-year-old boy, the bombs that were found were intended to hit Carter’s vehicle as he exited Gaza. There is some suspicion that Hamas extremists linked to Al Qaeda may be behind the attempt.
The boy told FOX News he saw three Palestinian men planting bombs, four of which were later found near a mound less than a mile from the Israel-Gaza border. The boy said he notified Hamas police, who detonated the bombs and took the three men into custody.
But two Hamas advisers, in interviews with WorldNetDaily, denied reports that extremists were potentially behind such an alleged assassination attempt.
"Nobody in Gaza will touch this man," Hamas adviser Ahmed Yousef said. "He is on a noble mission. Everyone here respects him."
All this led National Jewish Democratic Council CEO Ira Forman to respond: "Take Hamas off the terrorist list? Here’s a better idea: Let’s take Carter off of the ‘Pay Attention to’ list."