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The jordanian woman charged in OUR 2001 Jerusalem bombing

This image provided by the FBI’s most wanted poster for Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi, a Jordanian woman charged in connection with the 2001 bombing of the Jerusalem pizza restaurant that 15 people were killed and dozens of others injured. The case against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi was filed under seal in 2013, but publicly by the Ministry of Justice on March 14, 2017. The FBI has added to the Al-Tamimi, who served eight years in prison after pleading guilty in an Israeli court, on the list of Most wanted Terrorists. (FBI via AP)

(Associated Press)

WASHINGTON – A Jordanian woman has been charged in connection with the 2001 bombing of the Jerusalem pizza restaurant that 15 people were killed and dozens of others injured.

The case against Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi was filed under seal in 2013, but publicly by the Ministry of Justice on Tuesday.

The FBI has added to the Al-Tamimi, who served eight years in prison after pleading guilty in an Israeli court, on the list of Most wanted Terrorists. The officials of the V. S. are also looking for her in custody, but it was not clear Tuesday that they would ever be brought to the US to stand trial.

The indictment of Al-Tamimi comes from a Aug. 9, 2001 bombing of a Sbarro restaurant, in addition to the killing of 15 people, injured approximately 122 others. Two of the dead were AMERICAN citizens.

The criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charged Al-Tamimi with a conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction outside the U.S. against U.S. nationals.

It accuses her of having reached agreement in the summer of 2001 to carry out attacks on behalf of the military wing of Hamas, and have traveled with the restaurant suicide bombing in Jerusalem. Prosecutors say she gave the bomber to detonate the explosive, which was hidden in a guitar in the area.

It was not immediately clear whether she had a lawyer.

Mary McCord, the acting head of the Department of Justice, National Security Division, called Al-Tamimi a “hardened terrorist.”

“The charges unsealed today serve as a reminder that when terrorists target Americans anywhere in the world, we will never forget you and we will continue to seek to ensure that they are responsible for.”

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