Shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
Bulgaria being a staunch ally of Israel, I believe that the words of their president is greatly and warmly appreciated by Israel. Also worth noting, is that not only is Bulgaria standing with Israel, it also acknowledges that the Jihad against Israel is the one and the same that’s currently being waged against the West.
Bulgaria: Death of Israelis, Bulgarian driver ‘our 9/11’
Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev says Bulgaria “experienced our September 11” last year in Burgas.
BERLIN – Bulgaria’s President Rosen Plevneliev announced on the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in the US that Bulgaria “experienced our September 11” last year in Burgas, in which alleged Hezbollah operatives murdered five Israelis and a Bulgarian national.
Speaking at a conference on security for South East Europe, Sofia News Agency reported that Plevneliev said, “We experienced our September 11 – that was the terrorist attack at the Burgas airport in 2012 that claimed innocent human lives.”
He continued, “We saw firsthand the inhuman essence of terrorism and experienced [it] on our own territory. As members of NATO and the EU we are stronger to face this ugly and inhuman act.”
Plevneliev said the investigation into the Burgas bus bombing has entered the final phase. The Bulgarian authorities asserted in February that operatives from Hezbollah’s armed wing carried out the attacks. Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry later named the two suspects behind the deadly attack as 32-year-old Australian citizen Meliad Farah, also known as Hussein Hussein, and 25-year-old Canadian citizen Hassan el-Hajj Hassan.
The alleged Hezbollah suspects are believed to be in Lebanon. In addition to their Canadian and Australian citizenships, Hassan and Farah are citizens of Lebanon.