The following is a statement from Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), in response to the attack on Israelis in Bulgaria:
"The vicious and cowardly murder of five innocent Israelis in Bulgaria yesterday should stiffen the spines of free people everywhere. This was an act of hate, period. The United States is committed to the security of Israel and to that of our Bulgarian partners. I expect we will see and we must see a thorough investigation and close cooperation between the United States, Israel and Bulgaria to learn more about this deplorable incident and bring to justice anyone connected to this horrific act."