Families of victims of the “Jewish Center” attack in Argentina demand “justice”
It occurred 26 years ago, and Iran is accused of being behind it
Monday – 29 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1441 AH – 20 July 2020 AD No. number [
Buenos Aires – London: «Middle East»
The families of the victims of the attack that targeted the Jewish center “AMIA” in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, on July 18, 1994, demanded that justice be done regarding “the acts that went unpunished”. Iran is accused of being behind the attack, which left 85 people dead and 300 wounded.
In a video posted on Facebook for social communication, the day before yesterday, Memoryia Activa, which includes these families, condemned the “clear cover-up” and the principle of “the secret of the state” that “has always been in the service of impunity.”
This organization believes that the government of former President Carlos Menem (1989 – 1999) and the leadership of the Argentine Jewish community itself participated in blocking the truth. The organization stated that members of the current government led by Alberto Fernandez, received representatives of the organization and confirmed that they put the issue of this organization on its agenda by restructuring the relevant ministry to make it more serious.
“While the proposal appears to us to be positive, we have not yet seen any progress in this regard,” the organization declared. As we understand the confusing context of the epidemic, we also know that the Amia case has spent 26 years without punishment, and that it cannot be delayed. ”
Earlier, the head of state commemorated the attack. He wrote in a tweet on Twitter at 09:53, at the time of the attack on July 18, 1994 on the building that houses Jewish institutions in Argentina with a truck loaded with explosives “for the memory of the 85 victims of the attack (…); The search for truth and justice is a moral imperative that must unite us all against impunity. ”
Argentina attributed the attack to former senior Iranian officials; Among them is former president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and the Lebanese Shiite “Hezbollah”, a hypothesis supported by Argentine and Israeli Jewish leaders. However, the judicial investigation became intertwined after a series of complaints, and after 26 years of attack. No suspect has been arrested in the bloodiest attack in Argentine history. Argentina has the largest Jewish community in Latin America, with about 300,000 people.