The 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires
The bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994
Photo: Archive
The bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994

New Revolutionary Guard commander said among planners of 1994 Argentine Jewish center bombing

Western intelligence sources say deputy head of Iran's Quds Force involved in planning attack at AMIA center in Buenos Aires that killed 85 people, has avoided foreign travel ever since in order to dodge Interpol warrant

Smadar Perry |
Updated: 01.21.20 , 12:32
The new deputy commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, was involved in the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, international intelligence sources say.
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  • The car bombing at the Associacion Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA) killed 85 people and wounded hundreds more. It is considered to be the worst terror attack in Argentina's history.
    The 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires The 1994 bombing at the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires
    The bombing of the Jewish center in Buenos Aires in 1994
    (Photo: Archive)
    According to international intelligence claims, 64-year-old Hejazi participated in the planning of the attack and has avoided international travel since fearing an Interpol warrant for his arrest.
    Among his recent responsibilities, Hejazi was tasked with transporting weapons to Iranian-backed Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.
    A memorial to the victims of the 1994 AMIA bombing in Buenos Aires
    (Photo: AP)
    Former Argentine federal prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was found shot dead in mysterious circumstances in 2015, was assigned the task of investigating the AMIA bombing and had formally accused Hezbollah and the Iranian government of directing the attack.
    Hejazi was appointed along with Esmail Ghaani, the new commander of the Quds Force, after the killing last month of Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad. The two assumed their positions on Monday at a ceremony held at the IRGC headquarters in Tehran.
    Mohammad Hejazi Deputy chief of the Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds forceMohammad Hejazi Deputy chief of the Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds force
    New Quds Force deputy commander Mohammad Hejazi
    (Photo: Wikimedia )

    First published: 12:19 , 01.21.20
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