A violent attack on an Israel Day celebration in Buenos Aires has shaken Argentina's Jewish community, CNN reports. Community leaders—who warn there has been a surge in anti-Semitic incidents—say the event was attacked by an armed group of youths shouting pro-Palestinian slogans. Three Jews were injured and five attackers were arrested.
"They came with their clubs, with their arms, one had a knife, one had a pistol—they came ready for this," said Israel's ambassador to Argentina, who witnessed the attack. "It was not a political demonstration. This was violence for the sake of violence."