Rasmieh Odeh sentenced after bombing conviction

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Thursday, March 12, 2015
Palestinian activist guilty in US immigration case
A Chicago Palestinian activist was found guilty of hiding her role in a bombing in Israel that happened 45 years ago, the ABC7 I-Team reports.

EVERGREEN PARK, Ill. (WLS) -- A woman from suburban Evergreen Park has been sentenced to one and a half years in prison after being convicted of lying about a terrorist bombing.

When she came to the US, Rasmieh Odeh never told U.S. authorities about her conviction for a terrorist bombing in Israel. She has many supporters in the Chicago area who say she is a changed woman.

But the judge said the case was about whether or not she told the truth. Odeh will probably be deported after serving her sentence.