ADL Welcomes Interpol Decision to Uphold Arrest Warrants in 1994 Attack on Argentine Jewish Center

New York, NY, November 7, 2007 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed a decision by Interpol’s General Assembly to uphold arrest warrants for five Iranians and one Lebanese believed to be behind the 1994 terrorist attacks on a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in which 85 people were killed and hundreds wounded.  The General Assembly, meeting in Marrakesh, Morocco, upheld a March 2007 decision by Interpol's executive committee to arrest the Iranian and Hezbollah-linked masterminds and perpetrators of the attack on the Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA). 

“Today’s vote is an important demonstration of the international community’s commitment to bringing the perpetrators of this heinous terrorist attack targeting Jews to justice, and an important signal to state-sponsors of terrorism,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director.

“We stand with the Argentine Jewish community in our hope that this decision will mean that no effort will be spared by law enforcement around the world until justice is served for the AMIA victims.”

ADL is the world’s leading anti-hate organization. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of anti-Semitism and bigotry, its timeless mission is to protect the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL is the first call when acts of anti-Semitism occur. ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

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