The Argentine justice asks to add to the cause the information of the Mossad on the attack on the AMIA and the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires

The attack on AMIA left 85 people dead and 300 wounded (AFP)
The attack on AMIA left 85 people dead and 300 injured (AFP)

El fiscal federal Sebastián Basso, que tiene delegada la investigationa de la AMIA, sostuvo que la information que publicó el diario The New York Times sobre datos del Mossad in torno a los atentados ocurridos en la Argentina no figuran en la causa. “No tenemos officialy ningun documento de los que se citan”, sostuvo ante Infobae el fiscal Basso. El juez Daniel Rafecas, in charge of the case, también se enteró del tema por la difusión de esa note. “We will do everything possible to make this information available in the file available to UFI-AMIA and the lawsuits,” said the judge. Infobae.

Before the consultation of this media about the publication of NYT, the official who is in front of the UFI AMIA, who commanded Alberto Nisman, affirmed this late that al no haber information oficial in the expediente no puede pronunciarse sobre el contenido de la publication. Pero advirtió que “if the State of Israel has data or evidence that helps clarify the attack, bring it to the Argentine courts.”

Por su parte, Rafecas, que está interinamente in charge del juzgado federal 6 que comandó until 2020 Rodolfo Canicoba Corral, también se mostró interested in poder obtener la información que sea utiliza para avanzar con el clarecimiento y agilizar las diligencias para hacerse con esos datos.

The NYT newspaper assured, based on information from the Mossad, the Israeli intelligence service, that Hezbollah approved and financed the attacks and supplied training and equipment, and there were no Argentine officials or members helping to concretize the attack. Aquí, en los tribunales, there was a trial against the so-called local connection that ended in acquittals and a second trial, for the second time, al reducador de autos Carlos Telelldín, who determined that he did not know that the Traffic that passed through his hands was going to be used como coche bomba

According to the American newspaper, The explosives were smuggled into Argentina in bottles of shampoo and boxes of chocolate. Everything was done through commercial flights.

Tal como publicó Infobae last Sunday, on the eve of the 28th anniversary of the attack on the mutual Jew, the investigation to clarify the attack is centered on the Hezbollah cell that operated in the Triple Frontera. The focus is on the Lebanese Samuel Salman El Reda o Salman Raouf Salman, designated as the organizer of logistics in the field of the AMIA attack that killed 85 people on July 18, 1994.

El Reda was an active member of Hezbollah who lived in the Triple Frontera and was in Buenos Aires in July 1994 when the attack occurred. A él se le adjudicate haber transando información indispensable para la concreción del attack. It is believed that it was a nexus of the international agents who acted in the Argentine territory. For the UFI AMIA team, it is clear that he was in Argentina, that he obtained Paraguayan citizenship and that he sought to obtain Brazilian citizenship. Pero como siempre: encontrar esos datos 28 años después y después de una investigation que se vio sembrada de irregularidades no es fácil. Depende del aporte que puedan hacer otros países como Brasil, Paraguay o Paraná.

Hundreds of people from the Jewish community of Argentina returned to claim last Monday the clarification of the attack that destroyed the AMIA center in 1994, in an act in front of the reconstructed headquarters, where they raised with their hands photographs of the 85 dead.  AFP
Hundreds of people from the Jewish community of Argentina returned to claim last Monday the clarification of the attack that destroyed the AMIA center in 1994, in an act in front of the reconstructed headquarters, where they raised with their hands photographs of the 85 dead. AFP

La Justicia argentina holds that the Iranian officials considered responsible for deciding, planning and executing the attack were: Ali Akbar Hashemi Bahramaie Rafsanjani (at the time of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran), Ali Fallahijan (por entonces Minister of Information Iran), Ali Akbar Velayati (in aquel tiempo Minister of External Relations of the Persian nation), Mohsen Rezai (por entonces in charge of the Cuerpo de la Guardia Revolucionaria “Pasdaran”), Ahmad Vahidi (at that time in charge of the elite force “Al Quds” belonging to the Revolutionary Guard), Mohsen Rabbani (al tiempo de los hechos Cultural Counselor of the Iranian Embassy in our country), Ahmad Reza Asghari o Mohsen Randjbaran (en aquel entonces Tercer Secretario de la representation diplomatica iraní en Argentina), y Hadi Soleimanpour (en aquella época Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Buenos Aires).

A esa lista se sumó Imad Fayez Moughnieh, por entonces in charge of the Foreign Service of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah. I was accused of directing the group that attacked the mutual Jewish headquarters in Buenos Aires. Según se pudo estábladora ya falleció al igual el ex presidente Rafsanjani y por lo tanto se ordenó sus respective sobreseimientos.

Meanwhile, the investigation into the attack on the mutual Jewish community is in the hands of the Supreme Court. The only certainty that Justice has about the attack that happened 30 years ago Embassy of Israel en Buenos Aires es que detrás de aquella bomba estuvo el grupo terroristo denominated Islamic Jihad, brazo armado del Hezbollah. Two arrest warrants ordered in 2015 by the Supreme Court of Justice against the Lebanese Hussein Mohamad Ibrahim Suleiman and Salman El Reda and a series of exhortations to the outside have become the last moves that register the case in which no arrests have been made and that, con el paso del tiempo, it seems increasingly difficult to advance.

Attack on the Embassy of Israel
Attack on the Embassy of Israel

At 2:47 p.m. on March 17, 1992, the building at 916 Arroyo Street was stolen where the headquarters of the Embassy of Israel worked. La Policía spoke initially of 29 deaths, but in the cause only they could confirm 22 dead: nueve empleados y funcionadores de la Embajada, tres albañiles y dos plumeros, un taxiista y tres pedestrianes, un sacerdote de una iglesia vecina y tres ancianos que se alojaban en una residence a pocos metros. Sus nombres quedaron retratados en una placa en la plaza seca que se levantó en el lugar del attack.

Fue un cargamento de pentyre y trinitrotoluene -acondicionada en la parte de atrás de una camioneta Ford F 100- lo que detonó en el edificio, according to the establishment of the Supreme Court at the end of 1999. The camioneta had been detained in the parking lot that the firm Dakota SA ran in Cerrito between Juncal and Arroyo. About the time of the explosion, the vehicle drove through Arroyo and when it reached the embassy, ​​it climbed onto the sidewalk and exploded. “It was a scene of war”, contaron more than once the rescuers who arrived until the zone and did not understand that they had passed. Argentina had entered the stage of global terrorism and two years later, in an attack with a methodology almost calculated, another bomb would end the headquarters of the AMIA and the lives of 85 people.

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