France had an international arrest warrant issued against three Palestinians it suspects of carrying out a deadly terrorist attack 32 years ago against Paris Jews.
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The men, residing in Jordan, Norway and the West Bank or Gaza, are believed to be involved in the 1982 Goldenberg restaurant attack in Paris’ heavily Jewish 4th arrondissement, a district also known as the Marais, the broadcaster RTL reported Wednesday. The report did not name the suspects.
Six people died and 22 were wounded at the Jewish-owned restaurant, which became the scene of the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in France after World War II. French authorities blamed Sabri Khalil al-Banna, a Fatah operative also known as Abu-Nidal, for the attack but the shooters were never caught.
Alain Jakubowicz, president of the LICRA watchdog against anti-Semitism and racism, told RTL: “It gives a sense of justice,” adding: “no criminal, no terrorist can hide indefinitely because wherever they are, they will be stopped.”
Among the victims of the attack were two American citizens, Anne Van Zanten and Grace Cutler.