Unrepentant Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Rasmieh Odeh Plays Victim to get U.S. Citizenship
by Melanie Nathan
Feb. 26, 2016
On a Friday afternoon, in February 1969, as Jewish Sabbath shoppers filled local markets and stores, terrorists planted a bomb in a crowded grocery store in downtown Jerusalem. The bombing sought to take more lives than it did. While many were spared, 2 people died and 8 were wounded. The terrorists were caught, convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Who would have thought that 47 years later, this saga would replay in an America courtroom. And who thought that the convicted terrorist mastermind would become the victim and the victims would be forgotten!
This convicted terrorist served only 10 years of her life sentence in Israel due to a prisoner swap, and is now fighting her immigration fraud conviction to become a U.S. citizen. If she succeeds she will enjoy the privileges, rights and all America has to offer a free person. Rasmea Odeh, (Rasmeah, Rasmieh) seeking citizenship in the U.S.A., was convicted of lying on her immigration forms, and a movement of anti-Israel BDS supporters have enveloped her, attempting to turn the terrorist into a revered victim, for their cause, with unconscionable insult to the memory of those who were robbed of their lives, and at great expense to the families who mourn their deaths, all these years later.
How anyone can support U.S. citizenship for a person convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the bombing murders of fellow human beings, escapes me. How anyone can participate in the dirty trick of converting a terrorist into a victim, escapes me. Yet Rasmieh Odeh, has become a poster victim for the BDS movement and anti-Israel activism here in the U.S.A.
Yesterday a panel of judges on a U.S. federal appeals court, sent back to the U.S. District court, the case of Rasmieh Odeh, found guilty of lying on immigration forms , about her alleged role in bombings in Israel in 1969 that killed two civilians.