Argentine Jews remember bombing


Argentine Jews marked the 16th anniversary of the Israeli embassy bombing in Buenos Aires.

Twenty-nine people were killed on March 17, 1992 in an attack that has been blamed on Hezbollah, a terrorist group supported by Iran, and supposedly masterminded by Imad Mughniyeh, who was assasinated 40 days ago.

Hezbollah has blamed Israel for the assasination, though Jerusalem denies any knowledge of such a planned attack.

During Sunday’s ceremony at the Plaza Embajada de Israel, where the former embassy was located, Israeli Public Security Minister Avi Dichter demanded worldwide action against Tehran’s terrorist politics. Argentina’s Justice Minister Anibal Fernandez called the investigation “shameless.”

No one has been tried in court for the attack.

In a news conference before the tribute, Dichter pointed out the dangerous presence of a Hezbollah organization near Argentina’s border with Brazil and Paraguay.

Carlos Susevich, whose daughter Graciela was killed in the embassy attack, said that “16 years of unfairness, impunity and shady management” have passed.

Argentine Jewish leaders expressed their displeasure about the lack of resolution in the case.

Argentine President Cristina Kirchner did not attend the tribute, as she has in previous years.

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