4 Argentine men charged in attack on Israeli tourists in popular area of Patagonia region

Four Argentines have been charged in an attack on Israeli tourists in a popular area of Patagonia.

Guido Sebastian Otranto told The Associated Press on Friday that three men had been charged with assault, robbery and resisting arrest. The fourth was charged with covering up the attack by hiding in his apartment objects that had been stolen.

Otranto said the attack happened Jan. 19 at the Onda Azul hostel in the tourist area of Lago Puelo, about 1,056 miles (1,700 kilometers) south of Buenos Aires. It began with gunshots in the air and rock throwing, and then the assailants entered the hostel and beat several Israeli tourists while making anti-Semitic slurs. In total, a dozen people, including police officers, were injured.

The suspect’s identities were not released.

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