U.S. Charges Hezbollah Operative in 1994 Bombing of Argentina Jewish Center

U.S. Charges Hezbollah Operative in Deadly 1994 Bombing of Jewish Center

Dec 20, 2023 by NYT > New York

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  • New York|U.S. Charges Hezbollah Operative in Deadly 1994 Bombing of Jewish Center https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/20/nyregion/hezbollah-1994-jewish-bombing-charged.html Advertisement SKIP ADVERTISEMENT The attack on the building in Buenos Aires killed 85 people, showing that the terrorist organization’s reach spanned continents.
  • The bombing struck at the heart of Latin America’s largest Jewish community, and injured hundreds in addition to those killed
  • Credit...Ali Burafi/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Nearly 30 years after a bombing at a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires killed 85 people, federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused a man in Lebanon of helping plan the attack and leading decades of terrorism for Hezbollah.
  • Argentina has Latin America’s largest Jewish population — about 250,000 people, according to a government estimate — and the attack devastated the city’s community, leveling the building and injuring hundreds of people in addition to those killed.

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