Israel's Mossad Reveals Secret Hizbullah Cell Executed Argentina's Terrorist Attacks in 1990s

(New York Times) Ronen Bergman - A terrorist attack in 1992 which killed 29 people at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, and a second in 1994 killing 85 people at the city's Jewish community center, were carried out by a secret Hizbullah unit, according to an investigation by the Mossad, Israel's secret service. Israeli intelligence believes that Iran approved and funded the attacks and supplied training and equipment. The bombings were carried out by Hizbullah, using secret infrastructure it had constructed over the years, in revenge for Israeli operations against the Shiite militia in Lebanon. The explosives used in both attacks were smuggled into Argentina by Hizbullah operatives in shampoo bottles and chocolate boxes on commercial flights from several European countries. The same Hizbullah operatives responsible for the community center bombing were behind the downing of a Panamanian plane the next day that killed 21 passengers, including 12 leaders of the Jewish community in Panama. The attackers were not brought to justice and are living in Lebanon. The Mossad inquiry found no evidence that Argentine officials or other local citizens took part in the attacks.

2022-07-25 00:00:00

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