The Trump administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that Ahlam Aref Ahmad Al-Tamimi has been charged in connection with a 2001 terrorist attack in Jerusalem that killed two Americans, Malki Roth and Judith Greenbaum. Rep. Ron DeSantis (FL-06), Chairman of the National Security Committee, highlighted this attack and called for the DOJ to charge the mastermind behind the attack, Ahlam Al-Tamimi, during a February 2016 hearing examining the role of the Office of Justice for Victims of Overseas Terrorism.

“For years, terrorist Ahlam Al-Tamimi has openly bragged about her role in planning a terrorist attack that killed two Americans in Jerusalem and injured four more. Yet for too long, our government failed to file criminal charges, part of a disturbing trend for American victims of Palestinian terrorism in Israel that our committee has highlighted. I thank the Trump administration and the Department of Justice for their work on this case and their continued efforts to pursue terrorists who harm Americans abroad. I am glad that justice is finally being sought for Malki Roth and Judith Greenbaum and am glad our committee played a part in highlighting this issue."