Report: Hizbullah and Iran behind Buenos Aires bombings 26-Oct-2006

(Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman’s Bureau)

The government yesterday (Wednesday, 25 October) welcomed the publication of the results of the special investigation into the terrorist attack on the Buenos Aires Jewish Community Building (AMIA) in Argentina on July 18, 1994. The investigation determined unequivocally that the attack was carried out by Hizbullah, with the support of the leaders of Iranian government. Eighty-five persons were murdered and hundreds wounded in the bombing.

Israel had claimed for years that Hizbullah and Iran, both of which continue to perpetrate terrorism today, were responsible for both the AMIA attack and a deadly assault on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires on March 17, 1992, in which 29 were murdered and some 300 wounded.

With the release of the report, Israel expects the Argentinian government to take the necessary steps to bring those responsible for these atrocities to justice.

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