A ceremony was held today at the site of the AMIA building in Buenos Aires where on July 18, 1994, a terrorist bomb killed 85 people and injured 300. Argentina is home to the largest Jewish community in South America with more than 200,000 Jews. This mural by Kol-Kir was created in the neighbourhood of Villa Crespo in 2010 to commemorate the tragic event that took place at the Jewish community headquarters along calle Pasteur in Once.
The AMIA (Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina) attack came two years after another bomb destroyed the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires. An incident in which 29 people were killed and more than 200 injured. Those responsible for the attacks are still to be brought to justice.
The Hebrew name of the artists ‘Kol-Kir’ means ‘Every Wall’ in English.