Sight included on our Buenos Aires Free City Tour
At the beginning of the 1990s two terrible attacks occurred in Buenos Aires. On May 17, 1992, there was a terrorist attack on the Israeli Embassy in Argentina, which resulted in 22 deaths and 242 injuries. The headquarters of the embassy, located at 910 and 916 Arroyo Street, was totally destroyed. A Ford F100 truck full of explosives and driven by a suicide bomber was crashed against the front of the embassy building.
Almost two years later, on July 18, 1994, there was another terrible attack on the headquarters of the Asociación de Mutuales Israelitas Argentinas (AMIA) on Calle Pasteur 633, in Buenos Aires. That day a car bomb exploded in front of AMIA, the most important Jewish mutual organization in the country. As a result of that attack 85 people died, and 300 were injured.
Currently the site where the Israeli embassy was located has been preserved as a place for memory. There, part of the original embassy wall has been preserved; the names of the deceased have been placed on a plaque and there have been planted two lines of lime trees, each reminiscent of those killed by the attack on the embassy. Also there is the monument to the victims and the State of Israel for the attack.