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House Introduces Bipartisan Resolution to Mark AMIA Bombing, Seek Justice

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The aftermath of the bombing of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires on July 18, 1994. Photo: File. – A bipartisan resolution in the US House of Representatives was introduced Thursday to condemn the 1994 attack on the Mutual Israelite Association of Argentina, or AMIA, community center in Buenos Aires 25 years ago, in addition to calling for justice to be served in the case.

Reps. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Albio Sires (D-N.J.) and Francis Rooney (R-Fla.) co-sponsored the measure.

It also remembers the January 2015 death of special prosecutor Alberto Nisman, appointed in September 2004, discovered shot in the head in his apartment the day before he was to feature evidence accusing then-Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and the Argentinian government of covering up for Iran and Hezbollah’s alleged role in the tragedy that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds.

The measure acknowledges that Hezbollah member Ibrahim Hussein Berro was identified as the AMIA bomber.

Finally, the resolution mentions the bombing of the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires two years prior to the AMIA attack, also allegedly done by Hezbollah.

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