Danby’s continues push for terrorist’s extradition

June 28, 2017 by J-Wire News Service
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Labor MP Michael Danby has placed a half page ad in The Australian today [Wednesday] calling on the Turnbull government to act on the extradition of a terrorist who murdered a 15-yr-old Australian girl in Jerusalem in 2001.

In March, the US Department of Justice announced terrorist charges against Ahlam al-Tamimi along with an arrest warrant. An FBI Most Wanted Terrorist poster described her as “armed and dangerous”.

The Israeli justice system convicted and imprisoned her in 2003 for masterminding the Hamas bombing of a Jerusalem pizzeria in which Melbourne-born Malki Roth’s and 14 other innocent lives were violently cut short in 2001. In 2011, al—Tamimi’s sentence was conditionally commuted as part of an exchange deal for the release of an Israeli hostage, Gilad Shalit. She returned to Jordan where she lives today in freedom.

The Israeli justice system convicted and imprisoned her in 2003 for masterminding the Hamas bombing of a Jerusalem pizzeria in which Malki Roth’s and 14 other innocent lives were violently cut short in 2001. In 2011, al—Tamimi’s sentence was conditionally commuted as part of an exchange deal for the release of an Israeli hostage, Gilad Shalit. She returned to Jordan where she lives today in freedom.

It is my view that the Australian government should take a leading role in seeking justice for its own citizens murdered in acts of terrorism overseas.

Now that the US, Australia’s most important ally, is seeking extradition of the convicted Hamas terrorist Ahlam al-Tamimi from Jordan, perhaps the Turnbull government may step up to the plate.

Australia and the US are partners in the international fight on terrorism. We must support each other’s actions in this concerted fight. However, in this case involving an Australian family mourning the loss of a beloved daughter, our government needs to do everything it can to support the Hamas terrorist’s extradition to the US.

Danby said: “It would cost the Turnbull government nothing to publicly support the US extradition request and to make representations to the Jordanian Embassy in Canberra.

My attached advertisement placed in today’s The Australian compares Tamimi’s unwarranted current freedom with the status of Daesh terrorist Neil Prakash whom the Australian Federal Police seek to be extradited to Australia from Turkey.

An op-ed published a few weeks ago in The Australian by Malki’s father, Arnold Roth (http://bit.ly/2qG6nNm) points out that both Australia and the United States provide Jordan with significant financial and strategic support.

Danby added: “Many of my constituents in Melbourne Ports know and sympathise deeply with Arnold and Frimet Roth, Malki’s parents.

What was done to Malki Roth demands justice. Our government ought to be seeking it for her family and indeed on behalf of all Australians.”

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One Response to “Danby’s continues push for terrorist’s extradition”
  1. Michael Burd says:

    Goodonya Michael as usual you are the only Jewish Politican with moral courage speaking up for Jews and Zionists in the public sphere .

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