Justice for American Victims of Palestinian Terror
The government of Israel has been under enormous pressure from the Obama administration to release terrorists from prison as a show of “good will” to the Palestinians. Many of these people are guilty of some of the most heinous acts imaginable against Israeli, and in many cases, American citizens. Any day now, the second wave of 104 Palestinian terrorists will be released by Israel. The first wave, 26 terrorists, was released on August 12, to appear before a jubilant Palestinian crowd of over 1,000, where they were celebrated and welcomed home as conquering heroes. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke at the ceremony, saying, "We welcome our brothers who have left the darkness of prison into the light of freedom and tell them they are the first but there are other brothers who too will leave soon. We shall not rest until they are all with us." No mention was made, what-so-ever, in Abbas’ speech, of this being part of the peace negotiations with Israel. One of the original 26 terrorists released, Aj Haj Othman Amar Mustafa, was responsible for the murder of Stephen Frederick Rosenfeld, 48, a former United States Marine. In 1989, Rosenfeld went for a walk in the Judean Hills when he was approached by two Arabs that engaged him in a pleasant discussion. Within a short amount of time, they ended up stealing a pocket knife from his pack and stabbing him to death. Under the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1990, 18 USC Sec. 2332 (b), America has the right, whenever an American is killed or wounded around the globe, to bring the suspects to these shores to stand justice. Since the signing of the Oslo Accords in 1993, 71 Americans have been killed by Palestinian terrorists, in Israel or the disputed territories. The Department of Justice has never indicted, extradited or prosecuted a single one. Not one. Even though these killers include Ahlam Tamimi, a Palestinian terrorist who was sentenced in Israel to multiple life sentences for her participation in the 2001 Sbarro restaurant suicide bombing in Jerusalem that killed 15 civilians, including two Americans, a child and a pregnant woman. Tamimi has admitted her crimes, multiple times, on radio and television appearances. Tamimi was later set freed as part of an earlier deal and now lives in Jordan, where she has become something of a celebrity, hosting a television show on a Hamas-run satellite TV station about Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Congressman Matt Salmon, (AZ), is circulating a letter to urge the Department of Justice to apprehend, extradite and try on these shores any Palestinian terrorist who has murdered an American citizen. EMET stands solidly behind Representative Salmon’s letter. But we cannot do this alone. We are asking for your support. Please sign onto the following petition: “I call upon the US government Department of Justice to apprehend, extradite and try on these shores any Palestinian terrorist who has harmed an American citizen. To refuse to do so deny these victims, and their families, justice for the brutal crimes conducted against them. It also would show that terrorists will be held accountable for killing American citizens."