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Muslim terrorist hired as Obamacare navigator in Obama's home state

A former convicted Palestinian terrorist was hired as an Obamacare navigator in President Barack Obama's home state of Illinois, with state government officials claiming they were unaware of a conviction for three terrorist attacks including a deadly food store bombing in Israel in 1969, according to a news report on Tuesday night's edition of the Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren."

The 66-year-old former terrorist bomber Rasmieh Yousef Odeh worked as a community organizer and Obamacare navigator in Illinois.
The 66-year-old former terrorist bomber Rasmieh Yousef Odeh worked as a community organizer and Obamacare navigator in Illinois.
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The female jihadist, 66-year-old Rasmieh Yousef Odeh, was arrested, prosecuted and convicted by an Israeli criminal court for perpetrating several bombings, including an attack on a crowded food market, that left two college students dead in 1969. The convicted jihadist was later released from prison as part of an Israeli-Palestinian prisoner swap.

According to Greta Van Susteren's report, the two students -- Leon Kanner and Eddie Joffe -- were mortally wounded when a box of candy bars containing an improvised explosive device (IED) hidden in it was detonated by Odeh and her fellow Palestinian terrorists.

Besides the two victims killed, 10 other customers were wounded by Odeh's bombing on behalf of the terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

According to the Fox News show's report, the Department of Insurance for the state of Illinois without fanfare terminated Odeh’s employment as an Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) navigator.

A government official had told Miss Odeh that her firing was the result of a background investigation that found she was convicted in Israel for her role in the bombing of the supermarket as well as a bombing of the British Consulate in Jerusalem.

According to Van Susteren, she wasn't fired because of her Palestinian terrorist background, but because she had not acknowledged her conviction on her government job application. As a result, on Oct. 22, 2013, Odeh was arrested for not disclosing her conviction for terrorism during her citizenship naturalization process in 2004, according to an FBI report.

Her criminal trial is scheduled for April and if she is convicted, Odeh will lose her U.S. citizenship and may serve up to 10 years for naturalization fraud, according to the FBI.