Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Bomber, Rasmea Odeh, Gets Plea Deal To Leave US Without Jail Time
Rasmea Odeh Escapes Justice Again
Chicago, IL – Convicted Palestinian terrorist bomber, and one of the organizers of “A Day Without A Woman”, Rasmea Odeh, has agreed to plead guilty in her citizenship case and leave the country in exchange for no prison time.
According to The Detroit News, she had been found guilty in a previous trial of not disclosing her conviction as a terrorist in an Israeli bombing and her time spent in an Israeli prison on her application for U.S. citizenship.
She won an appeal of her 2014 conviction based on the federal judge not allowing her to use as her defense what she claimed as the reason for not disclosing her past. Odeh said that she had post-traumatic stress disorder when she was interviewed during the citizenship process in 2004 in Detroit. She claimed she got PTSD from being tortured.
Rasmea Odeh was convicted in 2014 of lying to obtain her U.S. citizenship and sentenced to 18 months in prison, and was set to be deported at the end of her sentence. During her appeal process, she has not been in prison.
Her trial was scheduled for April 25th. Instead, she will plead guilty to Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization in exchange for a sentence of no prison time. Odeh’s attorney said that she is 69-years-old and that a trial would be “grinding” for her.
Rasmea Odeh was convicted of two bombings in Israel in 1969 where two Hebrew University students were killed. She had been convicted and sentenced to life in prison, but Israel released her in a prisoner exchange in 1979.
It is not known what country Odeh will go to but it would have to be one friendly to Palestinian terrorists.
Making Odeh leave the country where she illegally obtained (now revoked) citizenship is not a punishment. This is the second time now that Odeh has escaped justice, and the prosecutors behind this plea deal should be ashamed of themselves.
Instead of a ‘Day without A Woman, can we rename it ‘A Day without Rasmea?’
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