New findings from Israel’s Mossad spy agency show Hezbollah, a Lebanese terror group and proxy for Iran seen by Israel as one of its most dangerous regional enemies, was the sole perpetrator of the deadly attacks against Jewish and Israeli institutions in Argentina in the 1990s. , according to the New York Times.
While Hezbollah was linked to the two blasts, targeting an Israeli embassy and a Jewish community center, from the earliest stages of the investigation, the startling element to emerge from the secret Mossad report, seen by Israeli NYT reporter Ronen Bergman, is that Iran wasn’t directly involved in the attacks.
Tehran was aware of the plan and may have helped fund it, the report said.
The 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires killed 29 people, while the bombing of the AMIA Jewish Community Center in 1994 killed 85 and injured hundreds. ‘others.
Argentine courts have blamed the attack on Iran, but no one has been brought to justice in either case. Iran denies playing a role in either attack.
The report also provided new details about how the bombings were planned and executed, including how the explosives were smuggled into Argentina in shampoo bottles and chocolate boxes.
The Mossad is believed to have murdered at least one of the masterminds behind the attacks, but the new report says the surviving perpetrators reside in Lebanon.