Beware of Hizbullah in New York

(New York Post) Matthew Levitt - Nineteen years ago on July 18, Hizbullah operatives and Iranian agents blew up the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 and injuring 150 others. It appears that Hizbullah operatives in New York City played a part. On July 1, 1994, a call was placed from the pay phone near the AMIA building to a New York number, presumably by Samuel el-Reda, who prosecutors concluded coordinated the Hizbullah cells in Buenos Aires. Eleven days later, another call was placed to the New York number, this time from a pay phone two miles west of the AMIA building. A third call was placed to that number on July 17, the day before the bombing. Still another was made from the same phone to a line investigators identified as a Hizbullah communication center in Beirut. The writer is director of the program on counterterrorism and intelligence at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

2013-07-19 00:00:00

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