Jordan court blocks extradition of bombing suspect to US
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AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's highest court has blocked the extradition of a Jordanian woman who faces U.S. charges in the 2001 bombing of a Jerusalem pizza restaurant that killed 15 people, including two Americans.
The U.S. indictment against Ahlam al-Tamimi was unsealed last week.
Jordanian state media reported on Tuesday that a day earlier, Jordan's Court of Cassation upheld a lower-court decision on grounds that Jordan and the United States don't have an extradition treaty.
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U.S. prosecutors allege she accompanied the suicide bomber and ordered him to detonate the explosives.
Al-Tamimi was imprisoned in Israel, but released to Jordan in a 2011 prisoner swap between Israel and the Islamic militant Hamas.