Argentina will re-open investigation a terrorist attack that was mounted on the Jewish community’s AMIA building in Buenos Aires. The attack on July 18, 1994 killed 85 and injured over 250 people.
The evidence gathered during a previous investigation suggests that Iran, Hezbollah and Syria’s regime was responsible for this attack. It also raised suspicion that terrorists, who perpetrated attack had contacts in the top circles of Argentinian government such as Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Several days before the attack, the suicide attacker entered Argentina. He belonged to Hezbollah in Lebanon. His name was Ibrahim Hussein Berro. He entered Argentina through the border triangle accompanied by a Hezbollah collaborator in the area. Apparently, the car bomb was prepared somewhere in Buenos Aires at the same time. It is known that the car was parked in a public lot not far from the AMIA building some three days before the attack. In the days before the attack, many telephone calls were recorded between Iranians and Hezbollah collaborators in Argentina and Lebanon and Iran.
A few hours before the attack, the suicide attacker called his family in Lebanon and said “he was going to be united with his brother” (his brother was killed in a car bomb against IDF forces in Lebanon in August 1989). At 09:53 of the same day, Berro drove the Renault-traffic loaded with hundreds of kilograms of explosives into the entrance of the AMIA building and detonated it.
On September 9, 1994, Hezbollah announced on Hezbollah’s radio station ‘Nur’ in Lebanon, the death of one of it’s men in action in South Lebanon. His name: Ibrahim Hussein Berro. Hezbollah chose this way to announce his death several months later, ostensibly unconnected with the attack on the AMIA building.