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Report: Qaddafi's Daughter Seeking Asylum in Israel

The daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Aisha, is seeking political asylum in Israel, a report says.
By Elad Benari
First Publish: 12/29/2011, 5:42 AM

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The daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, Aisha, is seeking political asylum in Israel, according to a report on the Intelligence Online website.

The report, which was quoted by Yeshiva World News on Wednesday, said that Aisha Qaddafi has hired the services of Nick Kaufman, a former prosecutor assigned to the Jerusalem District Prosecutor’s Office to advance her cause.

This past August, when Libyan rebels took over the Qaddafi family compound in the capital Tripoli, Aisha fled Libya together with her mother and a number of brothers. They found refuge in Algeria, where Aisha has since given birth to a son.

Last month, she called on Libyans to topple the new government and urged them not to forget her father.

According to the report, she now fears that local government officials will eventually give into demands from the new Libyan regime and she will face extradition.

Friends of Aisha in Europe, according to the report, said she believes the only country where she will feel safe is Israel, and she is advancing efforts towards obtaining political asylum with the realization that her chances of receiving asylum are not particularly good.