Argentinian Reporter Flees to Israel Following Prosecutor’s Murder

Damian Patcher

Damian Patcher / AP


The Argentinian reporter who first reported on the suspicious death of a prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina arrived in Israel over the weekend after leaving the country out of fear for his safety, according to reports.

The reporter, Damian Pachter, was the first to write about the death of Argentinian prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who had been investigating Iran’s role in the deadly bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires. Nisman was found dead last week under suspicious circumstances, with many believing he was murdered either by Iran or the Argentinian government.

Pachter told media outlets that he fled his home country to Israel due to concerns over his safety.

According to Israel Hayom:

Upon landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport, Pachter told Reuters that he had left Argentina in fear for his life.

"The Argentinean government persuade [sic] me because of my news report regarding the death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman, who died in unresolved way last week, so I was the first who report on that and now I am kind of suffering the consequences of that," said Pachter.

"They [the Argentine government] use their security forces to chase me and I just had to move fast and quick, as fast as I could in order to get into a plan and just leave the country right away."

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