Four Lebanese individuals have been detained by Interpol at the request of an Argentine federal judge so they may be interrogated about their alleged involvement in the bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center in 1994, which resulted in the deaths of 85 people.
Judge Daniel Rafecas stated in a decision dated June 13 that “regarding these individuals, there are well-founded suspicions that they are collaborators or operational agents of the… armed wing of Hezbollah.”
Prosecutors in Argentina have long claimed that the horrific attack was carried out by Hezbollah, a terrorist organization with ties to Lebanon.
Iran has consistently denied having any part in the affair.
Hezbollah is recognized as a terrorist group by both the US and Argentina.
The majority of the Lebanese nationals whom Rafecas is currently looking for have connections to the shaky tri-border area that joins Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay and that the US has long said serves as a nexus for the funding of terrorism.
Hussein Mounir Mouzannar, who has a Paraguayan national ID and may be residing in Paraguay or Brazil, as well as Farouk Abdul Hay Omairi, a naturalized Brazilian citizen whose last known residence was on the Brazilian side of the tri-border zone, have both been sought for custody by Rafecas.
The other two people wanted for interrogation are Abdallah Salman, who is thought to reside in Beirut, and Ali Hussein Abdallah, a Brazilian citizen via naturalization who also holds a passport from Paraguay.