Germany cancels BDS event, deports terrorist who murdered 2 Israeli students in Jerusalem
⛔ German authorities announced Rasmea Odeh’s visa has been canceled. The 71-year-old convicted terrorist who murdered two Israeli students in Jerusalem is not allowed to take part in any political events until she is deported back to Jordan.
The Israeli Embassy in Germany, in cooperation with the Strategic Affairs Ministry, has acted over the last few days to block Rasmea Odeh from taking part in an event which was co-organized by the BDS and other organizations that follow antisemitic and pro-terror agendas.
Odeh, a terrorist member of the PFLP terror group was sentenced to life in prison in Israel for a 1969 supermarket bombing that killed two people in Jerusalem. She spent 10 years in prison and she was released in an exchange with the PFLP. In 2014 she was convicted of immigration fraud by a US federal jury. She was deported to Jordan in 2017.
Following Israel’s demand to ban the event, which was bolstered by a public campaign, the Berlin municipality announced it was canceling the event and prohibited Odeh from partaking in “any political activity” until she is deported back to Jordan.
Berlin’s Governing Mayor Michael Müller welcomed the measures taken against Rasmea Odeh. “Berlin is an open-minded and tolerant city, which will not provide room for extremist propaganda”, Müller said.
“Anti-Israeli and antisemitic resentments, packaged in liberation rhetoric” would not be accepted. “I am glad we found a way to stop this agitation”, the Mayor stated.
Strategic Affairs Minister Gilad Erdan issued a statement saying the decision was made thanks to pressure applied by him and “a slew of Jewish organizations in Germany, as well as protest by the Israeli ambassador in Germany.”
Erdan called upon other European countries to adopt a “zero tolerance attitude to terrorists disguising themselves as human rights activists.”
Last month, the ministry published a report titled “Terrorists in Suits,” which linked at least 30 Hamas, PFLP terrorists who were formerly convicted of murder and terrorism, working now in at least 13 anti-Israel BDS NGOs.