Photo Credit: Courtesy AMIA
Argentina's Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich at an AMIA event, Nove. 5, 2018

Argentine police on Saturday arrested two individuals suspected of assaulting Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich, who was attacked in his home on February 26. The suspects are leaders of a gang that robs homes in that part of Buenos Aires.

Two weeks ago, upon his discharge from hospital, Rabbi Davidovich said that he did not know what was the cause for the attack on him.


“It could be this, it could be that, maybe it’s everything, I really don’t know what happened,” the rabbi told Kan, Israel’s Public Broadcasting Corporation News. “I wait for the police to tell me what happened, why and who. I’m Waiting for the [assailants] to be caught and reveal why they did such a thing.”

Rabbi Davidovich noted that his condition was improving.

Following the incident, the local Jewish community decided to post security guards at his home.

The rabbi’s relatives reported that Argentine police had already identified some of the suspects in the attack and said they had not been given details.

Argentina’s Chief Rabbi Gabriel Davidovich was brutally attacked by assailants who entered his home at night, shouting, “We know you are the AMIA rabbi,” and began attacking him while his wife, who had been tied up, looked on.

AMIA stands for Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires. On July 18, 1994, the center was bombed by Iranian agents, killing 85 people and injuring hundreds.