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Bulgaria honors Israeli terror victims

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The families of the Israelis killed in a terror attack at the Burgas airport in Bulgaria attended a memorial ceremony Aug. 28 at the Great Synagogue in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital. The families of the five victims of the July 18 attack visited the site of the suicide bombing a day earlier.

Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev  has set a deadline of Sept. 15 for a public report on the investigation into the attack.

“Israel and Bulgaria will not calm down and hold our peace until all people involved in the terror attack in Burgas are punished,” Moshe Ya’alon, Israel’s vice prime minister, said at the ceremony. “We will pursue [the perpetrators] with all the strength we have and we will not give up.”

Bulgaria’s minister of economy, energy and tourism, Delyan Dobrev, met with the families Aug. 27 at the airport.

 “In cooperation with the Israeli services, we analyzed the security at key places in Bulgaria, and we will apply even more measures to guarantee the enhanced security” of tourists, he said.

Five Israelis and the driver were killed in the attack on a bus full of Israeli tourists  in the Burgas airport. — jta


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