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CRIF calls for extradition of suspects in 1982 Rue des Rosiers bombing
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CRIF calls for extradition of suspects in 1982 Rue des Rosiers bombing

The CRIF umbrella organisation of French Jews, the country’s EJC affiliate, and the French Association of Terror Victims (AFVT) has called on French authorities to demand the extradition to France of the suspects in the attack at a Jewish restaurant in Paris’ Marais in 1982. Six people lost their lives in the attack.

Four arrest warrants were issued for the suspects in 2015 but the Jewish groups said this was not enough.

"These demands were not met,” the two organisations said in a statement on August 8, and 35 years later, “the victims remain still waiting for a trial.”

Jordan has rejected the request for extradition of two Palestinian suspects, Souhair Mohammed Hassan Khalid al-Abassi, alias "Amjad Atta", and Nizar Tawfiq Mussa Hamada. French authorities are also still looking for Mahmoud Khader Abed Adra, alias "Hicham Harb", who lives today in the West Bank, and Walid Abdulrahman Abu Zayed, alias "Suhail Othman", who lives i Norway.

The attack has been attributed to a dissident PLO group, the Fatah Revolutionary Council headed by Abu Nidal.

On August 9, 1982, a grenade was thrown into the Goldenberg restaurant while clients were eating lunch. Gunmen then broke into the restaurant, opening fire.

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017
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