Hamas says delegation ordered to leave Bulgaria
LOL. They came, got a hotel, than were told to GTFO.
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — Bulgarian security forces on Friday raided the hotel rooms of a visiting Hamas delegation, ordering them to leave the country, a party statement said.
The visit was lauded by Hamas as a sign the party is being increasingly welcomed across Europe, while prompting clarifications from Bulgaria that the government had not invited the representatives.
Three officials from Hamas’ parliamentary party the Change and Reform Bloc — Ismail al-Ashqar, Salah al-Bardawil and Mushir al-Masri — arrived in Bulgaria on Wednesday.
The bloc said in a statement Friday that Bulgarian security ordered them to leave the country before the end of the five-day visit. They said Israeli pressure was behind the move, and noted that they entered the country officially.
The Hamas delegation left Bulgaria shortly after.