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Terrorist Released in Gilad Shalit Exchange: ‘I Would’ Bomb Israelis ‘Again and in The Same Manner.’


"I dedicated myself to Jihad for the sake of Allah, and Allah granted me success."

A Jordanian terrorist who was released from prison in Israel as part of a prisoner exchange that freed Israeli solider Gilad Shalit, said in an interview on October 19, that she would return to her terrorist ways in a heartbeat.

Ahlam Tamimi, who assisted in the August 9, 2001 bombing of a Sbarro's pizzeria in Jerusalem that killed 15 and wounded 130 innocent Israelis, said she considers the murders a tremendous success -- one granted to her by "Allah."

When asked if she would carry out such a large-scale attack again if given the chance, Tamimi replied:

"Of course. I do not regret what happened. Absolutely not. This is the path. I dedicated myself to Jihad for the sake of Allah, and Allah granted me success. You know how many casualties there were [in the 2001 attack on the Sbarro pizzeria]. This was made possible by Allah. Do you want me to denounce what I did? That's out of the question. I would do it again today, and in the same manner."

MEMRI provides the interview and translation:

Tamimi, 31, was serving 16 life sentences for her role in the bombing before being deported. In an interview for Jordianian TV, she thanked Jordan, saying its people are the "heartbeat" of the Palestinians. Meanwhile, hundreds of Jordanians flocked to Tamimi's neighborhood to celebrate the terrorist's new-found freedom.

Tamimi claimed the prisoner exchange was a huge victor for Hamas, as many of the prisoners were serving multiple life-sentences:

It’s a brilliant move of the 'Izz al Dein Al Qassam' the military branch of Hamas negotiators to include my name in the swap deal although the Israeli military Courts recommended not to include my name in any prisoners swap in the future, she added.

Ahlam's father is overjoyed at his daughter's release and is allegedly looking forward to her upcoming marriage to another prisoner included in the swap.

Bold emphasis added by The Blaze.

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