The Argentine government condemned the “terrorist attack” Palestinian Islamist group Hamas launched against Israel on Saturday, calling for an end to the violence. In response to the attack, President Alberto Fernández ordered that security for Jewish institutions in the country be upgraded and law enforcement agencies on the country’s borders be on alert.
“The Argentine government condemns Hamas’ terrorist actions against Israeli territory and calls for an end to the violence and that the security of civilians be guaranteed […] Argentina expresses its solidarity with the Israeli people and extends its deepest condolences to the victim’s families,” the Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
Security Minister Aníbal Fernández confirmed the president’s order, adding that he had instructed the head of the Armed Forces and Criminal Intelligence to coordinate with international agencies. “General alert for all Israeli targets,” the minister said.