Bulgaria may have no evidence linking Hezbullah to Burgas attack
Bulgarian authorities have apparently not been able to connect Hezbullah to a terror attack
against an Israeli tour bus in July 2012. Five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver were murdered in the attack. The failure to make a connection
makes it more likely that the European Union will not name a Hezbullah a designated terror organization since France will not go along with the move unless such a connection is made.
The Bulgarian Foreign Ministry on Friday denied a Channel 2 report
alleging that an investigation, set to be made public in the near
future, will link Hezbollah to the July 2012 Burgas bombing that killed
five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver.
The Bulgarian investigation report also states that the Europol has
successfully identified three out of the four suspected of committing
the attack, Channel 2 reported. The three allegedly entered Bulgaria
through neighboring countries using fake identifications.
Prime Minister Boyko Borisov declined to comment on the report in
Israeli media, while Yigal Palmor, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign
Affairs, told The Jerusalem Post on Friday: "We will not make any comments before the Bulgarian government divulges its conclusions and states its position."
Bulgarian Foreign Minister Nikolai Mladenov made a surprise visit to Israel
on Thursday to brief leaders on his country's probe into the attack,
but Israeli officials remained tight-lipped about what was said in these
While Israel blamed Hezbollah and its sponsor Iran for
the attack, the Bulgarians have not yet issued their final report on the
matter, due to be released either next week or the beginning of
I'm sure they're celebrating in Paris and Dublin (another country that would prefer to see its citizens murdered rather than taking Israel's side on an issue). Aren't open borders great?
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