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We are currently trying to get the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to co-operate with the US Department of Justice and extradite our child's killer and the chief planner of the massacre, Ahlam Tamimi, to the US.
In the course of our efforts, we are referring a number of agencies, governments and specific individuals to video clips that throw light on the woman and the things she has said on video since being released by the Israeli government in the 2011 Shalit prisoner-exchange deal.
We created this post for that purpose (and before we knew of the events in and around London Bridge overnight).
Ahlam Tamimi lives today in complete freedom as a terror-celebrity in Jordan with her husband Nizar Tamimi. They are cousins, and he too is a prematurely-freed murderer. In Jordan, she enjoys extraordinary protection by the king and his regime.
Jordan signed an extradition agreement with the US in 1995. The US has requested that its provisions must and should apply to Tamimi who is a fugitive from the FBI ["Individual Charged in Connection With 2001 Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem That Resulted in Death of Americans"]. She was added to its Most Wanted Terrorists listing on March 14, 2017.
Jordan has refused the request. There is no internal debate about this within the kingdom. It appears to be a supremely popular decision.
The video clip below [the source is here], one of scores we have found online, shows Tamimi, a terrorist in the service of Hamas, interviewed on an Al-Aqsa TV program that first aired on July 12, 2012, some nine months after she was freed in the wake of the conditional commuting of her prison sentence: 16 consecutive terms of life imprisonment. Unlike the usual labels that some kinds of analysts and some news services like to use, this woman shows no sign of being crazed or insane.
The massacre she engineered was not an incident, not an assault, not an attack - it was an act of terror, whose principal purpose was to terrorize. And it won wide applause. Watch. See. She is not seen in her society as an aberration but as a celebrity. A heroic figure. Someone to emulate.
Al-Aqsa is operated by Hamas and beams its programs throughout the Arabic-speaking world.
MEMRI ("The Middle East Media Research Institute") which does invaluable work providing translated documents and videos to English-speaking audiences, published the following Arabic-to-English translated transcript [source here].
July 12, 2012 Clip No. 3539 | Released Hamas Terrorist Ahlam Tamimi on Palestinian Public's Delight at Suicide Bombings
Following are excerpts from an interview with released Hamas terrorist Ahlam Tamimi, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 12, 2012.
Interviewer: "Sixteen Zionists were killed [in the suicide bombing you helped carry out]. Was the sound of the explosion...?"
Ahlam Tamimi: "It was very loud. The mujahid Abdallah Barghouti did a perfect job producing the guitar [containing the bomb], and the results amazed everybody, thanks to Allah...
Afterwards, when I took the bus, the Palestinians around Damascus Gate [in Jerusalem] were all smiling. You could sense that everybody was happy. When I got on the bus, nobody knew that it was me who had led [the suicide bomber to the target]... I was feeling quite strange, because I had left [the bomber] 'Izz Al-Din behind, but inside the bus, they were all congratulating one another. They didn't even know one another, yet they were exchanging greetings...
While I was sitting on the bus, the driver turned on the radio. But first, let me tell you about the gradual rise in the number of casualties. While I was on the bus and everybody was congratulating one another, they said on the radio that there had been a martyrdom attack at the Sbarro restaurant, and that three people were killed. I admit that I was a bit disappointed, because I had hoped for a larger toll. Yet when they said 'three dead,' I said: 'Allah be praised.'
Interviewer: "Was it an Israeli radio station or a Palestinian one?"We plan to post additional Tamimi clips in the coming days.
Ahlam Tamimi: "That station was in the Zionist language, and the driver was translating for the passengers... Two minutes later, they said on the radio that the number had increased to five. I wanted to hide my smile, but I just couldn't. Allah be praised, it was great. As the number of dead kept increasing, the passengers were applauding. They didn't even know that I was among them. On the way back [to Ramallah], we passed a Palestinian police checkpoint, and the policemen were laughing. One of them stuck his head in and said: 'Congratulations to us all.' Everybody was happy...