Posted by on October 11, 2012 in Blog

Today marks the 27th anniversary of the death of Alex Odeh, who was killed by a pipe bomb as he entered his office in Santa Ana, California. Odeh was the West Coast Regional Director of the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) as well as a lecturer and poet who immigrated to the U.S. from Palestine in 1972. He was supposed to speak at the Friday prayer service at a synagogue in Fountain Valley, California the day of his death.

The FBI classified the 1985 murder a terrorist act and suspected members of the Jewish Defense League of carrying out the attack. The JDL denied any involvement and no one was ever charged or prosecuted.  Odeh’s case remains open and the FBI is still offering a $1 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the killers.

Earlier this afternoon, ADC observed a one minute moment of silence in honor of Odeh, and President Warren David called for the Department of Justice and the FBI to close the case by bringing the killers to justice.

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