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Noah Gal-Gendler, a former Israeli ambassador to Bulgaria, says relations between the two countries are extremely good at present, “and this won’t change that.”

He says the Bulgarian authorities are horrified and in shock at the attack. “There’ll be no effort to dodge responsibility” for any security failures, he says.

The Israeli medical teams now en route to Bourgas will be vital, he says, and the Bulgarians will have “no ego difficulties” in accepting the experienced help of the Israelis.

A typical summer sees 70-90,000 Israelis at this and other Bulgarian Black Sea resorts, he says.

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