B’nai B’rith Praises Bulgaria For Acting Swiftly, Demanding Extradition Of Lebanese Suspects In Burgas Bombing
B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:
B’nai B’rith International praises the Bulgarian government for demanding the extradition of two suspected Hezbollah terrorists from Lebanon, whom it believes are linked to the July 2012 bus bombing in Burgas that killed five Israeli tourists and their Bulgarian bus driver.
Last week the Bulgarian government released a report after six months of investigation, stating Hezbollah was behind the attack. Israel has long maintained that Hezbollah was responsible for the attack.
It is commendatory to see the Bulgarians acting swiftly to bring the perpetrators to justice. The European Union will discuss the Bulgarians’ findings next week.
In the wake of this report, B’nai B’rith has renewed its call for the EU to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The Netherlands is the only EU member that does so.