5,000 Mark Anniversary Of Buenos Aires Terror Bombing — And Alberto Nisman Death by the Forward

5,000 Mark Anniversary Of Buenos Aires Terror Bombing — And Alberto Nisman Death

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The death of Alberto Nisman, the special prosecutor in the AMIA Jewish center bombing in Buenos Aires, will forever be linked to the attack, the center’s president told thousands at a gathering marking the bombing’s 23rd anniversary.

“We know the truth about the AMIA massacre due to the investigation by a prosecutor who honored his work, even surrendering his own life like Alberto Nisman” in order to fulfill his duty, Agustin Zbar said Tuesday at a commemoration.

Zbar, a lawyer, said the judiciary file on the case points to Hezbollah and Iran as the culprits, but no one has been brought to justice for an attack that killed 85 and injured hundreds. “Our fellow Muslim compatriots must also repudiate and denounce the violent actions of Iran and Hezbollah in Argentina, as well as those of terrorists in the United States, Europe, Israel or wherever they may be.”

The AMIA investigation was led by Nisman, a Jewish prosecutor who was found dead on Jan. 18, 2015, hours before he was to present his allegations of a secret deal to cover up Iranian officials’ alleged role in the bombing. His allegations named former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, former foreign minister Hector Timerman and their government. The cause of his death — murder or suicide — has not been determined.

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