Report: Increased calls between Lebanon and Burgas before bombing

Click photo to download. Caption: A screen grab of video footage from the July 18 bombing of a tour bus carrying Israelis in Burgas. Credit: YouTube. (JNS.org) The number of telephone calls between Lebanon and Burgas saw an uptick during the two months before the July 18 suicide bombing of a tour bus carrying Israelis in the Bulgarian city, the New York Times reported.

Israel—which from the outset accused the Lebanon-based and Iran-funded Hezbollah terrorist group of orchestrating the bombing—has learned of an even greater spike in those calls for the three days prior to an attack that killed five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver, according to the newspaper.

“We know the sources in Lebanon,” a senior Israeli government official told the Times.

Posted on August 9, 2012 .