3 Arrested in Alleged Plot Targeting South American Jewish Sites

By Hamodia Staff

Argentinean media reported the arrest of three individuals, of Syrian or Lebanese descent, allegedly involved in a terrorist scheme aiming to target Jewish sites across South America.

In an attempt to avoid detection, the trio arrived in Argentina via separate flights. One was apprehended while awaiting the delivery of an 80-pound package from Yemen to Argentina. Local authorities in Avellaneda, a port city in Buenos Aires province, detained the other two, while the third, arriving from Colombia, was taken into custody upon exiting Jorge Newbery Airport.

Law enforcement agencies are examining the suspects’ phones and personal belongings to determine the specifics of the planned attacks. Notably, one suspect, identified as a Syrian national, was found in possession of Venezuelan and Colombian passports.

In November, Brazil disclosed an operation resulting in the arrest of Hezbollah-affiliated terrorists who were plotting attacks on Jewish communities within the country. The planned targets included synagogues, community centers, and kosher restaurants.

he Brazilian Prime Minister’s Office revealed that the joint operation between the Brazilian defense establishment, the Mossad, and other Israeli security agencies successfully foiled a Hezbollah attack orchestrated by the Iranian regime.

The Mossad said, “Despite the ongoing war in Gaza against the terrorist organization Hamas, Hezbollah and the Iranian regime persist in planning attacks targeting Israeli and Western interests globally.”

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