Bulgaria Attack: The Victims’ Stories
Funerals were held July 20 for the Israeli victims of the Bulgaria terror attack. The coffins of the five Israelis arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on the evening of June 19, where a short official ceremony was held.
The victims were identified as Kochava Shriki, 44, from Rishon Lezion; Itzik Kolangi, 28, from Petach Tikva; Amir Menashe, 28, from Petach Tikva; Elior Price, 26, from Acre; and Maor Harush, 25, from Acre. Mustafa Kyosev, the 36-year-old Bulgarian bus driver, was also killed.
All of the Israelis injured in the attack were airlifted home July 19 in Israel Air Force planes and were continuing to receive medical treatment at various Israeli hospitals.
Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov spoke at the official ceremony at the airport, and reiterated the Israeli government’s assessment that Iran and Hezbollah were behind the attack. Misezhnikov said that the victims’ only mistake was that they were Israelis. "They were not randomly targeted,” he said. (...)