An Evergreen Park woman accused of not disclosing her involvement in a deadly Israeli bombing before applying to become a U.S. citizen pleaded not guilty in court this week.
Lawyers for Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, 66, said before her arraignment on Wednesday that she was being unfairly targeted and that the charges were politically motivated, the Chicago Tribune reports.
Odeh, an activist within the Palestinian community, appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to failing to disclosing her conviction in a 1969 bombing that killed two people at a market in Jerusalem, according to reports.
A military court in Israel gave her a life sentence in 1970, according to an Associated Press report. Odeh was released in a prisoner swap 10 years later. She appeared in a Detroit court, the same court where she became a citizen nearly a decade ago.
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