Rasmea Yousef Odeh is one of eight women running the follow up to the January 21st anti-Trump protest, called “A Day Without Women.”
She’s a woman who spent a decade in an Israeli jail for her involvement in two terrorist bombings made while she was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
One of those attacks, a 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem Super Sol Market killed two Hebrew University Students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner while they were shopping for groceries.
The Palestinian born Odeh, was sentenced to life in prison for being the ringleader behind the Super Sol bombing as up the British Consulate in Jerusalem (the bomb was found and disarmed before exploding). After spending ten years in an Israel jail Odeh was released with 77 other terrorists in an exchange with the PFLP for an Israeli soldier captured in Lebanon.
After her release from prison the terrorist eventually moved to the United States where she served as the associate director of the Arab American Action Network in Chicago and later as a Obamacare navigator (snark withheld).
Odeh became a citizen in 2004, but in 2014 she was convicted of lying to the immigration authorities about her Israeli conviction. Odeh checked “no” on immigration and citizenship forms she filled out when asked whether she had ever been convicted of a crime. At the time she was also accused of lying in her immigration papers about her prior residency, falsely claiming that she had lived only in Jordan from 1948 until her application.
For her immigration crime, Rasmea Yousef Odeh was, sentenced to 18 months in prison, stripped of her citizenship, and considered for deportation. However, Odeh maintains she lied she had post-traumatic stress disorder from the Israeli police sexually torturing and raping her to get a confession.
According to her defense committee, Odeh falsely confessed after being was viciously tortured and raped by Israeli military authorities for weeks. There is plenty of evidence that claim is untrue.
Website Legal Insurrection presented a report from JTA on March 3, 1969, only three days after Odeh’s arrest, that the three key perpetrators of the SuperSol bombing — which would have included her — had confessed (emphasis added):
Jerusalem police said today that they had confessions from three suspects directly involved in planting bombs that wrecked the Supersol supermarket in West Jerusalem on Feb. 21, killing two Hebrew University students and injuring nine other persons. About 40 members of the gang responsible for the supermarket blast and subsequent bomb plantings at the British Consulate in East Jerusalem have been arrested. Today police said that all members of the gang were in custody. Police said the bombs were planted by two girls who received the explosives from a third saboteur. They were concealed in shopping bags. The crime has been reconstructed with the aid of the suspects, according to police. Round-ups in East Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus uncovered stores of explosives and sabotage equipment amidst indications that it was to have been used shortly….