A defiant Palestinian Muslim terrorist, Rasmieh Odeh, was taken into custody after a federal jury in Detroit convicted her of naturalization fraud. Jurors determined Odeh knowingly lied when she failed to tell U.S. immigration officials that she spent 10 years in an Israeli prison, after being convicted in a series of 1969 Jerusalem bombings that killed two people.
Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, spent a decade in an Israeli prison for her involvement in a 1969 attack that involved bombs planted at a crowded Jerusalem supermarket and a British consulate, according to a federal indictment. Only one bomb — one of two placed at the supermarket — exploded, killing the two people and wounding several others. Israeli authorities have said the attacks were planned by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
An Israeli military court sentenced Odeh to life in prison in 1970, but she was released 10 years later in a prisoner exchange with the Popular Front. Israel released 76 prisoners in exchange for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon, according to Odeh’s indictment.