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Ahlam Tamimi pleased Jordan refuses to extradite her to the US: Why am I a "terrorist"? - "I'm part of a resistance movement"

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Released terrorist Ahlam Tamimi, led suicide bomber to target, 15 people murdered: "We were released in the Loyalty to the Free People Deal (i.e., Shalit prisoner exchange) in October 2011. Our release was a great joy for us, the beginning of a new life after the Zionist entity had sentenced us to life sentences... Seven years after our release, now the American [authorities] are demanding to re-arrest me. This has shaken our lives to a certain extent... My being in Jordan strengthens me, as there is no extradition agreement between Jordan and the US. This has led to the issuing of a legal decision not to extradite me, and Jordan’s position on this matter is clear. Why are we defined as ‘terror’? Why is Ahlam defined as ‘a terror[ist]’? I’m part of an independence movement, a national liberation movement, a resistance movement acting for its freedom. The clauses of the UN General Assembly [charter] are on my side." 

Ahlam and Nizar Tamimi - Palestinian terrorists: Ahlam led a suicide bomber to the Sbarro pizza shop in Jerusalem who murdered 15 people, 7 of them children, and wounded 130 on Aug. 9, 2001, and was sentenced to 16 life sentences. Nizar was involved in the murder of Haim Mizrahi on Oct. 23, 1993, and was sentenced to 1 life sentence. Both Al-Tamimis were released as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.) Ahlam and Nazir Al-Tamimi succeeded in marrying while in prison by passing marriage documents back and forth which they both signed.

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