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Apparently she failed to disclose on her U.S. visa form 20 that she was convicted of murdering two Israeli students in a supermarket bomb attack at the British Consulate in 1969.
After a 10-year prison term, Odeh was freed in a prison swap with Palestinians.
William Jacobsen, a Cornell University law professor who runs the website “Legal Insurrection” says that the terror group Black September agitated for her release:
While she was imprisoned, the PFLP [People for the Liberation of Palestine] formed the “Rasmea Odeh Brigade” to try to free her and others by taking hostages, and Rasmea was on the list of prisoners whose release was sought by the Black September terrorists who took Israeli athletes hostage (and killed them) at the 1972 Olympics
Over the last 20 years she has resided in Chicago, however recent news of a failed appeal has left Odeh with only two choices: get out of the country or go to jail.
The Washington Times reported:
Odeh, a resident of Chicago who has lived in the U.S. for about 20 years, plans to plead guilty to unlawful procurement of naturalization in a deal that will allow her to leave the United States rather than face the possibility of an 18-month prison sentence, according to Justice for Rasmea.
Odeh’s critics are ecstatic over the news of the “Day Without a Woman” organizer being booted from the country:
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) March 24, 2017
— William B. (@willbarrett_1) March 24, 2017
— AJC Advocacy (@AJCadvocacy) March 24, 2017
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) March 24, 2017
— Blue Citadel (@Blue_Citadel) March 10, 2017
The group Jewish Voices for Peace had planned to have Odeh speak, but those plans have been put on hold:
— Jewish Voice for Peace (@jvplive) March 23, 2017
“The prosecution team is now under the regime of racist Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and a new superseding indictment re-frames this as a case about ‘terrorism’ rather than immigration,” said a Thursday statement on the websites Justice for Rasmea and the U.S. Palestinian Community Network.
The convicted terrorist is scheduled to have one more court date in Detroit in April before she leaves the country.