U.S. to Seek Extradition of Hamas Member for 2001 Jerusalem Bombing that Killed Two Americans

(McClatchy) Teresa Welsh - On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice made public charges filed against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi for her role in the 2001 bombing of a Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem, the first time a member of Hamas has been charged for the death of American citizens. Fifteen civilians, including seven children and a pregnant woman, were killed in the attack and 122 were injured. Tamimi pleaded guilty in an Israeli court in 2003 but only served eight years before being released as part of the Gilad Shalit prison swap between Israel and Hamas in 2011. Tamimi, who is currently a television host in Jordan, is unlikely to face trial in the U.S. since Jordan does not extradite its citizens.

2017-03-15 00:00:00

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