Terrorist Aisha Odeh states she and Rasmieh Odeh killed 2 Israelis in a 1969 bombing
Interview with terrorist Aisha Odeh broadcast on official PA TV program In a Fighter’s Home
Official PA TV host: "Today's episode is dedicated to the great female fighter, who shines and who is a veteran of the struggle, Aisha Odeh... We are always proud of the fighters’ struggles, all the more so when a giant of the struggle, Aisha Odeh, is with us..."
Aisha Odeh: "Immediately after the 1967 war (i.e., the Six Day War) we changed [the name] from the Arab Nationalist Movement to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. We were organized. We engaged in resistance to the occupation in all its forms – civil disobedience, demonstrations, rallies, petitions, organizing the public, training, sending girls to train with weapons. We published posters to encourage the public to resist, to not collaborate with the enemy and the occupation. We engaged in all the types of struggle, and finally, there was no choice but to engage in armed activity. We had discussions about it. I turned to involvement in armed activity. We carried out an operation (i.e., terrorist attack) in western Jerusalem on Feb. 22 (sic., 21,) 1969."
Official PA TV host: "When you carried out the operation and afterwards, how were you arrested?"
Aisha Odeh: "Of course Israel arrests many people in such situations... They gathered information and found evidence that led to the people who carried out the operation... A year later I was tried, I and the members of the cell – Rasmieh Odeh and Yaqub Odeh."
Official PA TV host: "Are you all from the same family?"
Aisha Odeh: "No, Rasmieh Odeh and Yaqub Odeh are from Lifta. I am from Dir Jarir. In addition there were Samia Al-Tawil and Mahmoud Al-Ubeid. The five of us were tried together, even though I had no connection to any of them aside from Rasmieh. Yaqub Odeh was sentenced to 3 life sentences, Rasmieh Odeh was sentenced to 3 life sentences, and I was sentenced to 2 life sentences... One life sentence for carrying out an operation, one life sentence for not reporting the operation, and ten years for my membership in the [PFLP] organization... Israelis died [in the bombing]. We placed two bombs. One bomb exploded and one bomb was discovered a few moments before it exploded. Two were killed and 10 (sic., 20) were wounded..."
Official PA TV host: "Dear viewers, we have reached the end of this episode from the home of fighter Aisha Odeh."
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Aisha Odeh – Palestinian female terrorist from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization who placed a bomb in a Jerusalem supermarket, murdering two Israelis on Jerusalem on Feb. 21, 1969. She was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in 1979 when Israel released 76 terrorists for an Israeli soldier being held hostage in Lebanon.
Rasmieh Odeh is a Palestinian terrorist from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist 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.
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