Israel Welcomes Ruling by Argentine Supreme Court

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
11 May 1999

Seven years after the terrorist attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, the Supreme Court of Argentina has ruled that the explosion occurred outside the embassy grounds and that the Islamic Jihad, an arm of Hizbullah, was involved in it. Israel views the ruling as a positive development which will now enable the investigation to continue, focusing on the search for those responsible and on possible accomplices within Argentina.