How does a terrorist who killed two Americans have an active Twitter account?
Arnold Roth, the father of American-Israeli Malki Roth, who was killed at age 15 in August 2001 when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Sbarro pizza restaurant in downtown Jerusalem, is demanding that Twitter shut down the account of one of his daughter’s killers.
Palestinian terrorist Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, who drove the suicide attacker to the restaurant and now resides in Jordan and is on the FBI’s “Most Wanted Terrorist” list, is actively tweeting from the Hashemite Kingdom.
Roth tweeted on Sunday, “The fugitive @FBIMostWanted terrorist … still has an active Twitter account. Why?”
He said in his tweet that he has “already asked @Twitter’s guardians of decency to shut #Tamimi’s account down. Their response so far: ‘You can learn more about reporting abusive behavior here. IF we take further action, we’ll let you know.’”
The fugitive @FBIMostWanted terrorist who says she carried out the #SbarroPizzeria massacre, who is wanted in the US on terror charges, who has a busy Twitter account, who lives free in Jordan... still has an active Twitter account. Why?This person:https://t.co/cejqdlGdB9— Arnold Roth (@arnoldroth) March 31, 2019
Roth questioned how many other terrorists hold active accounts.
Tamimi was released from prison in 2011 as part of the prisoner release deal that brought IDF soldier Gilad Shalit back to Israel.
Fifteen people were murdered in the 2001 bombing, including seven children, and 130 others were injured. The perpetrator himself was killed in the explosion.
Tamimi was given 16 life sentences for her role in planning the attack and driving the perpetrator. The US requested that Jordan extradite Tamimi to the US, but the request was denied.