In Detroit on Wednesday the immigration fraud trial began for Rasmieh Odeh, a Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist who spent ten years in an Israeli jail for lethal bomb attacks before becoming a US citizen in 2004.
In 1969 Odeh was part of a PFLP attack planting a bomb at a Shufersol supermarket in Jerusalem which killed two Hebrew University students, Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe, and also wounded roughly ten others. The bomb was reportedly hidden in a candy box tucked on a shelf of the store.
Odeh also planted bombs at the British Consulate in Jerusalem, one of which malfunctioned, and another of which was discovered and neutralized. Later another bomb was left that damaged the British Consulate building.
She was arrested and given a life sentence, but ten years later and after a failed escape attempt, Odeh was released to Lebanon as part of a prisoner swap with the socialist PFLP terror group.
The current trial focuses on the fact that despite her terror background and jail time she lied by answering "no" to a question asking whether she had ever been charged, convicted or imprisoned.
She answered thus both in 1994 when she applied to enter the US from Jordan, and again in 2004 when she applied for citizenship in Detroit.
Living in Chicago, the PFLP terrorist has become the associate director of the Arab American Action Network according to Associated Press.
She also was an Obamacare Navigator In-Person Counselor in 2013 until the Illinois Department of Insurance revoked her certification last November, reports the National Review.
A report said the decision was "based on an investigation which revealed that she had been convicted in Israel for her role in the bombings of a supermarket and the British Consulate in Jerusalem and failed to reveal the conviction on her application."
Several dozens supporters of Odeh were present at the start of the trial, holding a brief demonstration outside of the courthouse. If she is found guilty, the terrorist could be stripped of American citizenship, given jail time and ultimately be deported.