BERLIN – After Bulgaria’s interior minister said last week that Hezbollah
operatives were involved in last year’s deadly terror attack on the European
country’s soil, a number of German politicians have called for a ban of the
Lebanese terrorist group.
The July bombing of an Israeli tour bus in
Burgas caused the deaths of five passengers and their Bulgarian bus driver. Over
30 Israelis sustained injuries.
“Hezbollah belongs on the EU terror
list,” said Elmar Brok of the conservative Christian Democratic Union and
chairman of the European parliament’s foreign affairs committee. He was quoted
in the Hamburger Abendblatt paper, along with leading German expert on terrorism
Dr. Guido Steinberg.