Bulgarian PM meets with Israeli families of Burgas bombing victims

A screen shot of video footage of the summer 2012 terrorist attack on a tour bus carrying Israelis in Burgas, Bulgaria. Credit: YouTube.

(JNS.org) Bulgarian Prime Minister Plamen Oresharski on Monday in Israel had an emotional meeting with families of the five Israeli victims of the 2012 Burgas bus bombing.

Oresharski gave the families the victims’ passports found at the scene of the bombing, which Bulgarian and Israeli authorities say was carried out by Hezbollah. He told the bereaved families that Bulgaria’s investigation into the bombing is continuing.

According to Israel Hayom, Kobi Preis, whose son Elior was killed in the attack, said at the meeting, “We ask that the European Union decision to label only the military wing of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization be changed. How could they not label the entire organization as a terrorist organization?”

Preis added, “We really appreciate the fact that [Oresharski] came to meet with us.”

The bereaved families presented the Bulgarian prime minister with the gift of a goblet carved with the image of two hands holding the city of Jerusalem.

Posted on May 20, 2014 .