BEIRUT — A federal judge in Argentina sent international arrest warrants to INTERPOL for four Lebanese citizens linked to Hezbollah over their alleged involvement in a 1994 bombing against a Jewish center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, media reported on Thursday.
In July 1994, a bomb-laden van detonated at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300 others in the deadliest attack in Argentina’s history. Two years earlier, 29 people were killed in a bombing at the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires.
No group has ever claimed responsibility for the attacks. But Argentinian prosecutors and Israel have accused Hezbollah operatives of being behind them upon the orders of Iran, which repeatedly denied any involvement in the attacks.
The four suspects are Hussein Mounir Mouzannar, Ali Hussein Abdallah, Farouk Abdul Hay Omairi and Abdallah Salman (also known as Jose el-Reda).