Jordan Rejects U.S. Extradition Request for Terrorist Who Killed Two Americans in Israel Bombing

This image provided by the FBI is the most wanted poster for Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, a Jordanian woman charged in connection with a 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem pizza restaurant that killed 15 people and injured dozens of others. The case against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi was filed under …
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Ynetnews reports: Ahlam Tamimi—the convicted terrorist who helped carry out a suicide bombing at a Sbarro restaurant in Jerusalem in 2001—will not be extradited to the United States, a Jordanian court ruled on Monday in response to the extradition order issued by the US Justice Department last week.

The court upheld a previous decision made by an appeals court in Amman. According to a Jordanian legal expert, the US and Jordan signed an extradition agreement in 1995, but it was never approved by the Jordanian parliament and is therefore not valid.

Tamimi, a Jordanian citizen, drove the suicide bomber, Izz al-Din Shuheil al-Masri, to the restaurant in Jerusalem after having scouted out the location.

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