search

Australia offers $1 million for info on 1982 bombings of Israeli mission, Jewish club

A composite of three suspects in the 1982 bombing of the Israeli consulate in Sydney Australia, released in 2012 by Australian Police. (Australian Federal Police)
A composite of three suspects in the 1982 bombing of the Israeli consulate in Sydney Australia, released in 2012 by Australian Police. (Australian Federal Police)

Australia is offering a $1 million (about USD $680,000) reward for information on the 1982 bombings of the Israeli consulate in Sydney and the Jewish Hokoah club, the Guardian newspaper reports.

The incident, in which two people were injured outside the consulate and in which the second bomb failed to detonate properly, is regarded as the first international terrorist attack in Australia.

It has been blamed on Palestinian terrorists, but the culprits have never been found.

Police Minister Paul Toole says he hopes the $1 million reward would “be the final push members of the public need to offer up information – no matter how big or small it may seem – to help police in their unwavering quest for answers and provide closure for all those involved.”

The reward is an increase on the $100,000 offered a decade ago when Australian police also released composite drawings of three suspects.

New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive, Darren Bark, says the Jewish community remains hopeful that someone with information would come forward.

“For four long decades, our community has searched for answers about this heinous terrorist attack targeting innocent Australians on our own soil,” Bark says.

 

Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed
image
Register for free
and continue reading
Registering also lets you comment on articles and helps us improve your experience. It takes just a few seconds.
Already registered? Enter your email to sign in.
Please use the following structure: example@domain.com
Or Continue with
By registering you agree to the terms and conditions. Once registered, you’ll receive our Daily Edition email for free.
Register to continue
Or Continue with
Log in to continue
Sign in or Register
Or Continue with
check your email
Check your email
We sent an email to you at .
It has a link that will sign you in.