Suicide bombers will target Paul McCartney unless he cancels his concert in Tel Aviv, a Muslim cleric said.
Omar Bakri said the ex-Beatle’s decision to perform in Israel “is creating more enemies than friends,” London’s Sunday Express reported.
â€œIf he values his life Mr. McCartney must not come to Israel. He will not be safe there,” Bakri said. “The sacrifice operatives will be waiting for him.â€
Bakri made the comments on his weekly Internet broadcast from his home-in-exile in Lebanon after being banned from returning to Britain, according to the Express.
McCartney is scheduled to perform for thousands of Israelis in Hayarkon Park on Sept. 25 as part of a world tour.
Several pro-Palestinian and political groups have asked McCartney to cancel his show, but he has refused.
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