Today’s blast took place exactly 18 years after the Iranian-orchestrated bombing at the AMIA Jewish community offices in Buenos Aires. Four years earlier, Iran blew up the Israeli embassy in the Argentinian capital.
The embassy has issued a statement: “Today there was an explosive terror attack on a bus that was shuttling Israeli tourists on arrival at the airport in Bourgas, Bulgaria, which killed at least 7 and wounded dozens. The incident took place the same day that commemorates the eighteenth year of attack on the AMIA. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that ‘all clues lead to the responsibility of Iran in the bombing.’
“It should be noted that in recent months, there have been attacks against Israeli targets in Thailand, Georgia and India by agents of Iran. There were also recent attempts against Israelis by Iran in Kenya and Cyprus. In the case of the latter, a Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist was arrested on July 7 after gathering information about buses and planes that carried Israeli tourists.”