US strips Palestinian of citizenship, to deport him soon

Apr 29,2019

The US Immigration Authorities have stripped a Palestinian of his citizenship and will deport him to Jordan when his current prison term ends, news reports said on Sunday.

Mohammad Ishqeer has acknowledged that he lied to the US authorities when he denied that he had committed earlier security offences.

He was indicted for making this false statement regarding his prison sentence in Israel.

Ishqeer, 51, was born in a refugee camp near the West Bank city of Ramallah. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison over plans to blow-up a bus, but was released after nine months following the announcement of the Oslo Peace Accords in 1993.

He migrated to the US in the late 1990s after serving a prison sentence in Israel.

It was also reported that he faced an additional indictment in America for a credit card scam in California, for which he was given a suspended sentence.

CNN