Australia Ups Reward Offer for Information on 1982 Bombings

By Hamodia Staff

YERUSHALAYIM – Australia is offering a $1 million (about USD $680,000) reward for information on the 1982 bombings of the Israeli consulate in Sydney and a Jewish club in the city, The Times of Israel reported on Monday.

The attack, believed to have been the work of Palestinian terrorists, injured two people outside the consulate. A second bomb failed to detonate as planned and there were no casualties.

Regarded as the first international terrorist attack in Australia, police are still searching for the perpetrators.

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.”

Ten years ago, the police offered $100,000, but that and composite drawings of three suspects that they released to the public did not lead to the culprits.

New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive, Darren Bark, says the Jewish community remains hopeful that someone with information will 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 was quoted as saying.

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