The report of the Bulgarian authorities into the bus-bombing which killed a local bus driver and five Israeli tourists in Burgas last summer has confirmed what so many of us suspected: it was Hezbollah.

Commenting on the release of the report, and the identity of the bombers, Interior Minister Tscetan Tsvetanov has said:

‘We have established that the two were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah… There is data showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects.’

Now that it has been confirmed that it was Hezbollah that carried out this suicide bombing against a target in the EU, the EU cannot possibly persist in its refusal to ban Hezbollah in its entirety. Can it? The EU’s refusal to comprehensively ban Hezbollah activities in Europe to date has apparently partly been motivated by a claim that Hezbollah have not killed Europeans (‘only’ Israelis). That was not in fact the case before now. But now there is the additional case of the Bulgarian bus driver. I wonder what the EU will do?

Tags: Bulgaria, European Union, Hezbollah, Islamism, Terrorism