August 20, 2014
Prosecutor Nisman to summon ex Israeli diplomat on AMIA, embassy comments
AMIA case special prosecutor Alberto Nisman has said he will summon former Israeli ambassador to Argentina Itzhak Avirán to explain his recent comments about the bombings of Israel’s embassy in 1992 and of the AMIA Jewish community center back in 1994. Avirán had said Tel Aviv “has killed most of those who had carried out the attacks."
“I am surprised at his statements. I have ordered a testimonial statement. I would like to know how he is sure about it, who where these people and which proof he has,” Nisman told reporters today.
“What he is saying is that the perpetrators of the attacks are identified by name and surname,” he added explaining the process to querry the ex Israeli official should not take longer “than a month, or a month and half.”
“Most of the guilty (of the attacks) are in the other world and we did that,” Aviran told the AJN Jews news agency when he was questioned about both the 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community center that claimed the lives of 85 people as well as the attack on Israel’s embassy in 1992 that left 29 dead and 200 injured, both tragedies in Aregntina's capital city.