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  10/29/2013, Cheshvan 25, 5774

Arab-American Woman Accused of Lying About Terror Past

An Arab-American woman was accused of lying about her terrorist past last week. 66-year-old Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was arrested on October 22nd in the greater Chicago area and accused of lying to hide a conviction for her involvement in terrorist attack in Israel to gain American citizenship.

Odeh was freed as part of a terrorist prisoner exchange deal by the Israeli government. She was convicted of participating in a 1969 terrorist bombing in a Jerusalem supermarket killing two people and wounding several others. Two Hebrew University students, Leon Kaner and Edward Jaffe were killed at a Supersol supermarket. Another bomb was placed at the British Consulate but did not detonate.