The trial allowed the victims to share the physical and mental trauma they endured during and after the bombing. Though decades of false leads, a lack of hard evidence, and legal wrangling delayed justice, it was ultimately served. Diab is caught up in his denial, but his conviction will serve as a deterrent for future terrorist acts and antisemitic sentiments.
Instead of finding the culprit, the French authorities found a scapegoat. The case was flawed and baseless since the beginning, as most of the evidence presented against Diab was based on intelligence sources, circumstantial evidence, and faulty handwriting samples. The conviction of an innocent man is a clear example of a miscarriage of justice.