Australian police are trying everything to solve a case of a double attack against the Israeli community in 1982. On Monday, they announced a reward of one million Australian dollars (646,000 euros) for any information concerning this case.
On December 23, 1982, an explosion hit the Israeli consulate in Sydney.
It was followed four hours later by a car bomb attack in the basement of the Hakoah club, a social center for the Jewish community in the Bondi district.
Police called the attacks, which left few people injured but no deaths, Australia's "first unsolved terrorism case" and an act of "international terrorism motivated by Palestinian nationalism".
In 1983, a man was briefly charged in connection with the attacks, but the case was dismissed before the start of the trial.
“These attacks have never been forgotten by the investigators”
Mark Walton, head of the New South Wales Police Counter Terrorism Service, said the reward will be paid in cash in exchange for any information leading to criminal convictions.
He said police are still looking for three people in particular - two men and a woman - who they believe had crucial information.
"Rewards are an important tool in many investigative strategies, especially when we know there is a reluctance or fear to provide information to police," he said.
These attacks are still in the hearts and minds of the Jewish, Israeli and Australian communities – and have never been forgotten by investigators.”
This reward comes at the time of the opening of a new investigation into this double attack.
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