Rasmea Odeh, whose case we have been covering for over two years, has agreed to a plea deal according to her defense committee. That deal will avoid prison for her immigration fraud, but she will leave the country and surrender her citizenship.

The Rasmea Defense Committee issued as statement on the deal, full of the types of lies Rasmea and her supporters have been telling for years about her underlying terrorist bombing of the SuperSol supermarket that killed Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner.

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These key posts of mine summarized the evidence showing her guilt of the supermarket bombing and immigration fraud:

This is part of a statement from the Rasmea defense committee:

Under this current, racist political climate, and facing 18 months or more of imprisonment, as well as the possibility of indefinite detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Rasmea has made the difficult decision to accept a plea agreement. She will plead guilty to Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization, lose her U.S. citizenship, and be forced to leave the country, but will exit the U.S. without having to serve any more time in prison or ICE detention …

Defense counsel confirmed the plea deal on Twitter.

The defense committee is trying to portray this as a victory, and is repeating the same false claims about the case that have been made since her arrest.

The despicable “Jewish Voice for Peace” is bemoaning the plea deal:

As always, my thoughts are with the families of Rasmea’s victims. The memories of Edward and Leon are a blessing.

[Graves of Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner Jerusalem, photo by William Jacobson]

I will have much more on this tomorrow. I just wanted to get the news out.

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Thanks to all the readers who have been emailing me about the breaking news. I’m traveling but pulled over to quickly post the news.