- On Feb. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the
Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hizbullah was
responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists
and a Bulgarian bus driver and injured dozens more in the resort town of
- This report is significant because a European Union member state,
Bulgaria, explicitly pointed a finger at Hizbullah and lifted the veil
on the group’s continued terrorist activities. Europe can no longer
ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the
- Hizbullah first gained notoriety in 1983 after bombing the U.S.
Embassy in Beirut – an attack that killed 63 people. Shortly thereafter,
Hizbullah bombed the American and French Marine Barracks in Beirut,
killing 241 Americans and 58 French service members.
- European governments must respond swiftly. They must disrupt its
operational networks, stop flows of financial assistance to the group,
crack down on Hizbullah-linked criminal enterprises and condemn the
organization’s leaders for their continued pursuit of terrorism.
- The U.S. applauds those countries that have long recognized
Hizbullah’s nefarious nature. Europe must now act collectively and
respond resolutely to this attack by adding Hizbullah to the EU’s
Via NY Times: Two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv, Israel’s largest…