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Netanyahu: Israel will do 'whatever is necessary' to protect Israelis from terrorist attacks

Relatives mourn Maor Harush who was killed in a suicide bombing in Bulgaria during his funeral in Acco, Israel, Friday, July 20, 2012. Israeli and American officials are blaming the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah for the bombing that killed five Israeli tourists, a Bulgarian bus driver and the bomber in the Black Sea resort town of Burgas, Bulgaria, a popular destination for Israeli tourists. (AP Photo/Ahikam Seri)
July 22, 2012 - 11:08 AM

WASHINGTON - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government has "fully substantiated intelligence" that Wednesday's attack against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria was carried out by the Iran-backed Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Netanyahu tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that Israel "will do whatever is necessary" to protect innocent Israelis and says "there has to be a price exacted" from the terrorists and their backers.

Iran has denied responsibility for the bombing, which killed five vacationing Israelis, along with a Bulgarian bus driver and the attacker.

Netanyahu won't discuss specifics of a response, but the attack threatens to escalate a shadow war between Israeli and Iran over allegations that Iran is trying to build nuclear weapons. Iran says its atomic program is for peaceful purposes only.

News from © The Associated Press, 2012
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