Bul­garia bomber iden­ti­fied

The Jewish Chronicle - - WORLD NEWS - BY NIS­SAN TZUR

peo­ple who make aliyah with­out their par­ents and serve in the army.

Josh Flaster, spokesman for the Lone Soldier Cen­tre, re­mem­bered him as “very de­ter­mined and pas­sion­ate. He was known for do­ing ev­ery­thing he could for Is­rael”.

Is­raeli For­eign Min­istry spokesman Paul Hirsch­son said that it had not re­ceived any re­quest for help in re­triev­ing the body, but would as­sist if asked.

Mean­while, two Jewish women — a mother and daugh­ter — were killed in an ex­plo­sion in the eastern Ukraine city of Lu­gansk. Svet­lana Sit­nikov, 57, and Anna Sit­nikov, 31 were hit by a mor­tar shell fired dur­ing fight­ing be­tween Ukrainian na­tion­als and Rus­sian sep­a­ratists.

BUL­GAR­IAN AU­THOR­I­TIES have an­nounced that they have iden­ti­fied the sui­cide bomber re­spon­si­ble for the mur­der of five Is­raeli tourists in Bur­gas, Bul­garia, on July 18, 2012.

In a state­ment is­sued by the Bul­gar­ian State Agency for Na­tional Se­cu­rity and the Gen­eral Pros­e­cu­tor’s of­fice, the per­pe­tra­tor was iden­ti­fied as Mo­hamad Has­san El Hus­seini, who had dual Le­banese/French cit­i­zen­ship and who was born in Le­banon in 1989.

Ac­cord­ing to the Bul­gar­ian au­thor­i­ties, he used a fake driv­ing li­cence in the name of Jacque Felipe Martin to en­ter the coun­try.

“The iden­tity of the per­pe­tra­tor of the bomb at­tack at Bur­gas air­port is firmly es­tab­lished fol­low­ing DNA tests,” read the state­ment. The in­ves­ti­ga­tors added that rel­a­tives of Hus­seini had praised him as a “mar­tyr” on so­cial net­works.

Five Is­raeli tourists and one Bul­gar­ian were killed in the ex­plo­sion in the bus at Sa­farovo Air­port in Bur­gas.

Last year, Bul­gar­ian in­ves­ti­ga­tors named two other sus­pects in­volved in the at­tack, also of Le­banese ori­gin. The pair, still at large, are Has­san El Hajj Has­san, 25, a Cana­dian cit­i­zen, and Meliad Farah, 32, an Aus­tralian.

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