In 1994 bomb was exploded outside Balfour House, Finchley, premises occupied by the Jewish Philanthropic Institution for Israel. This bombing followed the earlier bombing of the London Israeli Embassy in which twenty civilians were injured.
Five Palestinians were arrested in London in January 1995 in connection with the bombings. In December 1996, two of them, both Palestinian science graduates educated in the UK, Jawad Botmeh and Samar Alami, were found guilty of “conspiracy to cause explosions” at the Old Bailey. They were sentenced to 20 years in jail, and lost their appeal in 2001.