Hamas Representatives Arrive In Bulgaria

The Global Muslim Brotherhood Daily Report 26 February 2013

Israeli media is reporting on the arrival in Bulgaria of three Hamas representatives who met with the opposition Socialist Party. According to a Jerusalem Post report:

The arrival of three Hamas representatives in Bulgaria last week – believed to have obtained their visas in Cairo – and their forced on Friday after less than 48 hours on EU territory appears to have caught Bulgarian authorities and politicians off guard.

After the European Union largely aligned itself with Israel’s right to respond to rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip during November’s Pillar of Defense operation, the status of Hamas as an anti-peace political pariah among a majority of Western liberal democracies is still intact, although the terrorist organization continues to crave political legitimacy. Bulgaria has quickly internalized the Hamas security threat.

During their stay in Bulgaria we obtained information that their presence was creating a serious threat to national security,’ Bulgaria’s National Services domestic intelligence agency said in a statement on Friday. The hello-goodbye Hamas affair coincides with a swirl of debate over Bulgarian Interior Minister Tsvetan Tsvetanov’s report attributing the Burgas bus explosion to Hezbollah operatives, which resulted in the deaths of five Israelis and their Bulgarian bus driver in July.

Tsvetanov announced the two suspected Burgas perpetrators ‘were members of the militant wing of Hezbollah,’ and added that investigators have found information ‘showing the financing and connection between Hezbollah and the two suspects.’ The EU’s foreign ministers are slated to discuss the Bulgarian report on Monday, along with the possibility of designating Hezbollah a terror organization. (continue reading...)