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Argentina charges 4 men in anti-Semitic attack on Israeli tourists in Patagonia

A piece of paper reading in Spanish "Relatives and survivors, March 17, 2015, March 17, 1992" is placed on floral arrangements that sit where the Israeli Embassy used to be, during an act to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the bomb attack that destroyed the Israeli Embassy building killing 22 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A piece of paper reading in Spanish "Relatives and survivors, March 17, 2015, March 17, 1992" is placed on floral arrangements that sit where the Israeli Embassy used to be, during an act to commemorate the 23rd anniversary of the bomb attack that destroyed the Israeli Embassy building killing 22 people in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Four Argentines have been charged in an attack on Israeli tourists in a popular area of Patagonia, an owner of the hostel where the assault happened said Friday.

Judge Guido Sebastián Otranto charged three men with assault, robbery and resisting arrest, hostel owner Yoav Pollac told The Associated Press. The fourth was charged with covering up the attack by taking objects that were stolen and hiding them in his apartment.

Pollac 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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