The leadership of the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations visiting Israel on their annual mission expressed “deep disappointment” on Tuesday with the European Union for not listing Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, following the Bulgarian government report blaming the Islamist terrorist militia for last July’s Burgas airport bombing in 2012.
“We’re very disappointed that the Europeans have not expressed support for labeling Hezbollah as a terrorist organization,” said Malcolm Hoenlein, executive vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents.
“It is a huge mistake, since there is no other punishment available. There was an attack on European soil, and this is a real test for the war on terrorism which they are not passing at the moment,” Hoenlein said.
Bulgaria has given the names of two suspects in July 18’s Burgas bus bombing, in which five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver were killed, to Europol in hopes of uncovering more information about the organization and financing of the terrorist attack, Bulgarian media reported on Tuesday. Last week, Bulgaria unveiled the findings of its probe into the attack, implicating “the military wing of Hezbollah” in the bombing.
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