Thursday, May 24, 2018

When A Fraudulent Immigrant to USA Turned Out to Be a PFLP Terrorist Killing Two Israelis

Nadene Goldfoot
"Rasmea Yousef Odeh in Arabic رسمية يوسف عودة (born 1947/1948; also known as Rasmea YousefRasmieh Steve, and Rasmieh Joseph Steve)] is a Jordanian and former American citizen of Palestinian origin who was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) , a terrorist group,  convicted with life imprisonment  by Israeli courts for her role in the murder of two students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe in the 1969 Jerusalem Supermarket bombing."

The deaths and injuries were caused by a bomb placed in a crowded Jerusalem SuperSol supermarket which the two students stopped in at to buy groceries for a field trip. The same bomb wounded 9 others. A second bomb was found at the supermarket, and defused.

In the investigation that followed the bombings, authorities uncovered an arsenal of PFLP weaponry including explosives

Today her picture is being glorified adorning the wall of an Arab restaurant in Oakland, California called the Reems Bakery.  Since when is it right to glorify a killer?  This is what Abbas of Fatah does in Judea-Samaria-known to people outside as the West Bank.  He glorifies murderers of Jews by naming places after them.  You can be sure that the people who shop in this bakery-restaurant know who she is.  It must draw them there.  However, they're not sitting in the West Bank anymore.  This is California-USA.  What do you think about it, California?  ICE, can you imagine what conversations go on in here?  
PFLP women completing military training coarse 

She spent 10 years in prison before she was released in a prisoner exchange with the PFLP in 1980.  She was released in the exchange, " and she immigrated to the United States, became a U.S. citizen, and she served as associate director at the Arab American Action Network in Chicago, Illinois."

Rasmea was convicted again in 2014, this time in the USA for immigration fraud  by a jury in federal court in DetroitMichigan, for concealing her arrest, conviction, and imprisonment for the 1969 bombings. On December 11, she was released on bond.  Odeh was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on March 12, 2015, stripped of her US citizenship, and set for deportation to Jordan after serving her time.  Note:  this is all happening during Obama's last years. 

"Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Yousef Odeh, an organizer of a Day Without a Woman, has agreed to leave the country in exchange for no jail time for failing to disclose the conviction on her U.S. visa application."
On August 17, 2017, Odeh was formally stripped of her US citizenship in a federal court hearing in Detroit before Judge Gershwin Drain. She was subsequently ordered to be deported to Jordan and to pay a $1,000 fine for immigration fraud.
On September 20, 2017, Odeh was deported to Jordan.  She has a following, since PFLP is now a defunct group.  It began in 1967 with George Habash and Ahmad Sadat and was found in the West Bank, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.  They were Communist revolutionaries believing in armed innsurrection and refused to recognize Israel.  They broke with the PLO of Arafat in 1974 because Arafat planned on his takeover in stages and they want the land right now, then saw it was a little harder to do and returned to the PLO.  They planned plane hijackings, shootings, bombings and suicide attacks against Israel.                 

Bad actors seem to be able to make people think of them as a victim.  This is how she has collected admirers.   Rasmea Odeh is no victim.  She's a terrorist who killed students and injured shoppers.  
The following posts at Legal Insurrection, among others, methodically rebut the propaganda put out by Rasmea and her supporters:
Rasmea in fact was a military member of the PFLP and so important that famed hijacker Leila Khalid formed the “Rasmea Odeh Brigade” to try to free her, and the Black September 1972 Olympic terrorists included Rasmea on a list of prisoners they wanted released.
“They found bomb-making material in her room at her father’s house. And interestingly, the Israelis didn’t prosecute the father [for the bombing]. They reached the determination that he was unaware of what his daughter had in her bedroom. Now if the Israelis were so unfair, why wouldn’t they have prosecuted the father? If all they wanted to do was prosecute innocent Palestinians, why didn’t they prosecute the father? ….
This whole history of Rasmea portrayed by her supporters was a complete fabrication.”  Now Jordan can have her.  

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