Dozens demonstrate in US against decision to deport former Palestinian terrorist
Headline: “A demonstration in the US condemning the decision to deport a released Palestinian prisoner”
“Dozens of people demonstrated today, Friday [Aug. 18, 2017], in front of the federal court in Detroit, in the center of the state of Michigan, as a sign of protest over the court’s decision to deport and revoke the citizenship of released Palestinian prisoner Rasmieh Odeh (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2), who describes herself as a symbol of the Palestinians’ struggle abroad.
The protesters waved [signs with] slogans demanding that the court do justice with Rasmieh Odeh, 70, who served 10 years in the occupation’s prisons on charges of killing Israelis in the bombing of a store in 1970, before she was released in a prisoner exchange operation (i.e., she was released in exchange for a kidnapped Israeli soldier).”
Rasmieh Odeh is a Palestinian terrorist and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization. In 1970, Odeh was convicted by the State of Israel for the murder of 2 civilians and other terror-related activity. She placed bombs in a Jerusalem supermarket on Feb. 21, 1969, and in the British Consulate in Jerusalem on two separate occasions: Feb. 21, 1969 and Feb. 25, 1969. In the supermarket bombing 2 Israelis were murdered and 20 injured. She received 2 life sentences in 1970, but was released in 1979 when Israel exchanged 76 terrorists for an Israeli soldier being held hostage in Lebanon. In 1995, Odeh entered the US hiding her Israeli criminal record from the US authorities, and received US citizenship in 2004. She served as Associate Director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, Illinois, and worked as an Obamacare Navigator. In 2013 she was arrested for immigration fraud. She was convicted in 2014 and her citizenship was annulled. Her sentence included 18 months in prison and subsequent deportation to Jordan. After one month in jail, Odeh was released on bond pending a new trial on Jan. 10, 2017, following an appeal to include evidence that was excluded in the first trial. The trial was later postponed to May 16, 2017. However, on March 25, 2017, Odeh accepted a plea deal to be stripped of US citizenship and deported in exchange for not serving jail time. While preparing for the trial, the US district prosecutor turned to PMW for evidence on Odeh's criminal past. PMW supplied incriminating video footage that documented her involvement in terrorist activity.