Argentina Extends Freeze of Hizbullah Funds

(Jerusalem Post) Argentina's federal judiciary on Monday "froze the funds for Hizbullah; its external security organization, Islamic Jihad; its boss, Hasan Nasrallah; Salman El Reda, who faces an arrest warrant for the AMIA attack; and the Barakat clan, the family of merchants based in the Triple Frontier (Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil) who are accused of money laundering and terrorist financing," La Nacion reported. In 1994, a joint Iranian-Hizbullah operation blew up the AMIA Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds. "The verdict, made by federal Judge Miguel Angel Guerrero of El Dorado, Misiones, extended the freeze on the financial assets of Hizbullah and 22 more people for another year....The Judiciary determined that Hizbullah was the perpetrator of the attacks on the AMIA and the Israeli embassy."

2020-07-13 00:00:00

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