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On 25th Anniversary of AMIA Bombing, Argentina Lists Hezbollah as Terrorist Group

Argentina listed Hezbollah as a terrorist group on Thursday, the 25th anniversary of a deadly attack on Argentine Jews attributed to the Lebanon-based militia.

Hezbollah, which has denied any involvement in the 1994 bombing on the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, was placed on a national list that was created Wednesday specifically for the purpose of giving the government a legal framework to take hostile action against the group. The attack killed 85 and wounded hundreds.

AMIA President Ariel Eichelbaum praised the blacklisting by the administration of President Mauricio Macri, which follows years of foot dragging by previous Argentine governments.

Read more at JTA

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