The 27-member European Union has largely circled the wagons around the investigation into Hezbollah's role in the July suicide bombing of an Israeli tour bus in Burgas and against including longstanding evidence of Hezbollah's terror activities against Israelis, Europeans, Argentinians and Americans.
Spain's Deputy Foreign Minister Gonzalo de Benito and France's Ambassador to Israel Christophe Bigot told The Jerusalem Post this month that the outcome of the Bulgarian investigation into the murders of five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver is the sine qua non of listing the Lebanese Shi'ite group as a terror entity on the EU's list of outlawed terrorist organizations. Critics see the limited inquiry as a grave mistake.
Mark Dubowitz, the executive director of the Washington- based Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Post on Saturday, "It is absurd that a European decision on whether or not to ban Hezbollah as a terrorist organization comes down to the results of a single terrorist attack investigation in Bulgaria.
Hezbollah has much American and European blood on its hands after three decades of attacks against innocent civilians, diplomats and peacekeepers."
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