Israel: Attack reveals Hezbollah's true character

Associated Press
FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo a damaged bus is transported out of Burgas airport, Bulgaria, a day after a deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers. U.S. officials expect Bulgarian investigators to link the militant group Hezbollah to the July 18 attack in the coastal city of Burgas, in which a bomb ripped through a bus that was taking the tourists to their hotel. Bulgarian authorities are expected to release their findings on Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013.  (AP Photo/ Impact Press Group, File)
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 19, 2012 file photo a damaged bus is transported out of Burgas airport, Bulgaria, a day after a deadly suicide attack on a bus full of Israeli vacationers. U.S. officials expect Bulgarian investigators to link the militant group Hezbollah to the July 18 attack in the coastal city of Burgas, in which a bomb ripped through a bus that was taking the tourists to their hotel. Bulgarian authorities are expected to release their findings on Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/ Impact Press Group, File)

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister is urging Europe to draw the "proper conclusions" from a Bulgarian investigation that found Hezbollah carried out a deadly bus bombing on Israeli tourists last summer in a Bulgarian resort.

Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday the investigation was "further confirmation" of Israel's belief that Hezbollah is a "global terror network."

Israel considers Hezbollah a terrorist group, but the European Union doesn't.

In a messaged aimed at the EU, Netanyahu said: "The attack in Burgas was an attack on European land against a member of the European Union. We hope the Europeans learn the proper conclusions from this about the true character of Hezbollah."

Days after last July's attack, Israel said it had intelligence linking Hezbollah and its patron, Iran, to the incident.