Bulgaria Tight-Lipped after Report that Hizbullah is Linked to Anti-Israeli Bombing


The Bulgarian foreign ministry has declined to comment on a report that an investigation will link Hizbullah to the July 2012 tourist bombing that killed five Israelis.

On Thursday, Israel's Channel 2 reported that the Bulgarian investigation, which will be released soon, found Hizbullah was behind the bombing in Burgas that killed the five tourists and their Bulgarian driver.

Bulgaria's Prime Minister, Boyko Borisov, declined to comment on the report in Israeli media.

But 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."

The head of the regional investigation unit in Burgas told the 24 Hours daily newspaper in a January 3 interview that Sofia had identified and issued an arrest warrant for one of the accomplices of the man who blew up the Israeli-packed bus.

But Stanelia Karadzhova was taken off the case for releasing details of the investigation without clearing it with the supervising prosecutor

Six months after the July 18 attack, Sofia is struggling to identify the actual bomber, despite having his DNA, fingerprints and a computer-generated portrait.

This has prevented Bulgaria from pointing the finger at anyone so far.

Immediately after the attack, Israel blamed Iran and Hizbullah for the bombing.

Comments 12
Thumb andre.jabbour 19 January 2013, 11:18

Everyone, get ready for an Israeli raid on Lebanon as retaliation for the terrorist bombing done by the Shia militia abroad. This is what we call international terrorism.

Default-user-icon Disgusted (Guest) 19 January 2013, 12:42

That's all we need now pal... Thanks to ali baba nasrallah and his crew of criminals...

Thumb AngryLeb 19 January 2013, 15:39

Get ready for nothing, Nothing will happen right now, that might take couple of years before the new war, So don't worry dude

Thumb AngryLeb 19 January 2013, 15:40

If you want to know what will happen, look at the what happened in the past ,,,,

Default-user-icon lebanese foreigner (Guest) 19 January 2013, 12:05

everyone get over yourselves over politics and learn that poor nations, like lebanon, will suffer due to lack of intelligence/scientific breakthroughs... brain-drain! Idiots!

Thumb jcamerican 19 January 2013, 12:59

They knew HA did it, even before HA planned it.

Thumb jcamerican 19 January 2013, 14:44

Two of HA conceptions voted me down.

Thumb jcamerican 19 January 2013, 17:36

Already total of 9 of unwanted pregnancies from HA thugs voted me down.

Thumb shab 19 January 2013, 18:11

I don't think the filthy militia did it. We'll know soon.

Missing samiam 19 January 2013, 22:41

Call s spade a spade-msybe HA was originally a resistance movement, but they have morphed into a mercenaries for hire. They are already indicted for murdering Harriri--it doesn't seem farfetched that they would be involved in other crimes far-fetched

Thumb primesuspect 19 January 2013, 23:37

exactly, they're worse than our Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia. They're closer to the Sinaloa Cartel of Mexico, they're terrorists, thieves, with the support of some statesmen.

Thumb whyaskwhy 20 January 2013, 06:32

just news recycle an unconclusive sniplet designed to cuase additional paranoa....