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France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect

media The scene at the Jo Goldenberg restaurant on Paris's rue des Rosiers after the attack AFP

French investigators have issued an international arrest warrant for a Palestinian accused of taking part in a 1982 attack on a Jewish restaurant in Paris that killed six people, sources said Wednesday. It is the fourth such warrant isued this year.

The warrant was for Nizar Tawfiq Mussa Hamada, 54, a man of Palestinian origin believed to be living in Jordan, sources told the AFP news agency.

He is accused of being part of the commando that threw a grenade into the Jo Goldenberg restaurant in the rue des Rosiers, a Jewish area in central Paris, two of them then entering it and opening fire before all the attackers shot at passers-by in the street.

Six people were killed and 22 injured.

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Another international arrest warrant was issued in February for Suhair Muhamed Hassan Khalid al-Abassi, alias Amjad Atta, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who is believed to have planned the attack.

He was arrested on 1 June and released on bail awaiting a decision of an extradition request.

Anti-terror investigator Marc Trédivic issued two more arrest warrants in February, for suspects living in the West Bank and Norway.

The attack has been attributed to a breakaway faction of the Palestine Liberation Organisation led by Sabri Khalil al-Banna, known as "Abu Nidal".

The suspects have been identified by anonymous informants.

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