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President says 'shadows' remain around Rome synagogue attack

Two-year-old killed, 37 injured on this day in 1982

President says 'shadows' remain around Rome synagogue attack

(ANSA) - Rome, October 10 - There are still "too many shadows and doubts" that remain around the 1982 attack on Rome's largest synagogue, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Wednesday. He spoke at a ceremony to commemorate the 30th anniversary of an attack by Palestinian commandos on worshippers leaving the synagogue, which killed two-year-old Stefano Tache' and injured 37. The commemoration service included Napolitano, the speakers of the House and Senate, Gianfranco Fini and Renato Schifani, and several cabinet ministers as well as the president of the Jewish Community of Rome, Riccardo Pacifici. The culprits in the attack were not punished. Osama Abdel Al Zomar was arrested in Greece, convicted in absentia by an Italian court, but ultimately extradited to Libya where he is said to be living. Two other men believed to have been involved in the grenade and machine-gun attack have never been identified. The Jewish community continues to call for justice. Pacifici said he hoped for answers to questions about the attack that still "haunt" his community.

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