Fresh on the heels of the execution of the Argentian prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who was was found dead in his apartment last Sunday, comes this attack on Jews. Special prosecutor Nisman was investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. He filed a report alleging that the President, foreign minister and other officials conspired to cover up Iran's involvement in the attack, which killed 85. Nisman was murdered the night before he scheduled to present findings to Congress.
Lago Puelo National Park, Argentina. A hostel in the area was the target of an anti-Semitic attack this week. Wikimedia Commons
"10 Israeli Tourists Attacked in Argentina Hostel" By JNS News Service, January 22nd, 2015 (thanks to Lookmann)
(JNS.org) Ten Israeli tourists were violently assaulted earlier this week in an anti-Semitic attack at a hostel in the Patagonia region of Argentina.
Media reports indicate that the group of backpackers woke up at 1 a.m. Monday due to the sound of a shotgun going off near by. Three men entered the hostel and assaulted the guests with broken bottles, sticks, and Molotov cocktails. They also forced security personnel who arrived at the scene to retreat.
“It was a terrifying moment, several hours of fear,” said Yoav Pollac, the owner of the Onda Azul hostel in Lago Puelo, according to the Argentine newspaper Clarín. “They shouted, ‘Go, f—ing Jews. You f—ing Jews are robbing us in the Patagonia region.’”
Pollac, who told The Guardian that the attackers have not yet been arrested, decided to close the hostel temporarily due to this week’s incident and a previous anti-Semitic incident at the site, posting on the hostel’s Facebook page that “last October they burned down one of our cabins with a Molotov cocktail. I can’t take the risk of one of our guests being killed.”