Palestinian Feminist Terrorist Takes Plea Deal, Opts for Deportation to Jordan and Giving Up U.S. Citizenship

The 69-year old Palestinian activist was convicted of immigration fraud in 2014 in Detroit. At that time, a federal judge sentenced her to 18 months in prison for lying on her visa and citizenship forms about a previous terrorism conviction in Israel.

After appealing the judgment, Odeh remained active as a Palestinian advocate in the United States. Realizing that more damaging information had surfaced about her fraudulent effort to gain U.S. citizenship, Odeh decided to strike a deal, which the Rasmea Defense Committee considered a good result.

She will plead guilty to Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, lose her U.S. citizenship, and be forced to leave the country, but will exit the U.S. without having to serve any more time in prison or ICE detention, a victory, considering that the government had earlier fought for a sentence of 5-7 years.”

After coming to America, Odeh became active with the Arab American Action Network. She denied being a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a designated terror group.

She had been convicted in Israel in 1970 of participating in two PFLP bombings the prior year, one at a supermarket in Jerusalem, the other at the British consulate. Two Israeli students were killed in the supermarket bombing. A total of nine were injured in both blasts.

She was released from Israeli prison in 1980 as part of a prisoner exchange and then emigrated to the United States from Jordan in the 1990s, obtaining citizenship in 2004. She’s consistently denied taking part in the bombings.

Her role in helping to organize and lead the “Day Without A Woman” march led to wide publicity about her previous terrorist activities and conviction.

Source: The Daily Caller



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