Jordanian court refuses to extradite wanted Palestinian to the US

Published March 20th, 2017 - 12:10 GMT
Ahlam Tamimi. (File photo)
Ahlam Tamimi. (File photo)

The Jordanian Court of Cassation today ruled that a Palestinian wanted by the United States of America would not be extradited, the Jordanian newspaper al-Ghad reported.

The ruling upheld the same decision made by a the lower court in Amman. The court said that an extradition treaty with the US was not valid because it had not been ratified by Jordan's parliament. 

Ahlam Tamimi was put on the FBI's most-wanted list in connection with the suicide bombing of the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem on August 9 2001. The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and wounded 122 others. 

Tamimi served eight years in Israeli prison before being releaseed as part of a prisoner swap with Hamas in 2011.


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