Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Hezbollah Suicide Bomber Blamed for Deadly Bus Explosion Targeting Israeli Teenage Tourists in Burgas Bulgaria.
Burgas, Bulgaria July 18, 2012....A bus carrying Israeli tourists in a Bulgarian resort city exploded Wednesday. Although numbers have not been confirmed, reports say the explosion left seven dead and 20 wounded. The attack occurred in Burgas, some 250 miles east of Sofia, a resort city on the Black Sea popular with Israeli tourists.
Lubavitch.com spoke with Rabbi Yosef Solomon Chabad representative in Sofia, as he was fielding calls from family members in Israel desperate for news about their loved ones. “Chabad representatives are at the scene in Burgas, and at the hospitals, helping in every way,” Solomon said. Israeli government officials are also in contact with Chabad of Bulgaria.
The attack comes on the 18th anniversary of the Hezbollah terrorist bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which left 85 dead and hundreds wounded. Bulgaria’s EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva said she was “shocked and saddened by the news about the explosion.” Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu blamed Iran for the attack, saying that “all signs point to Iran.”
Ehud Barak promises that Israel’s security services will do all it can in order to reach those responsible for the attack. “We have been tracking the intentions of terrorist groups such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Iranian groups and the Islamic Jihad to carry out attacks across the world for quite some time. We have a long struggle with them, which includes many successes, as well as difficult days. Today is one of those difficult days. It is important that Israelis continue to travel across the world, continue to travel in Israel and live their normal lives despite all the pain,” Barak said.
Bill Warner Private Investigator Sarasota Fl at www.wbipi.com