France issues warrant for 1982 Jewish restaurant terror attack suspect
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.
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.