Send the evil witch packing back to Ramallah.
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge refused Thursday to dismiss charges against an Arab activist accused of failing to tell U.S. immigration officials in Michigan that she’d been convicted in a fatal terrorist bombing in Jerusalem.
An Israeli military court convicted Odeh of bombing a Jerusalem supermarket and trying to bomb the British Consulate in 1969. Two people were killed in the market bombing. Israel freed her after 10 years in a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
Khalaf said the military court conviction was based on a confession from Odeh that “was illegally obtained by torture and sexual abuse while she was detained in Israel and denied due process.”
The U.S. attorney’s office in Detroit didn’t immediately return a message to The Associated Press seeking comment Thursday.
U.S. authorities accuse Odeh of failing to mention her conviction and time in prison on immigration papers when she came to the U.S. from Jordan in 1995 and before she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2004. Her lawyer, Michael Deutsch, has said Odeh had post-traumatic stress disorder and that it should be considered when evaluating her statements to immigration officials.