Although Deif masterminded the bombings in which hundreds of Israelis, as well as a number of Americans were murdered, the State Dept has ‘blacklisted’ him, instead of issuing warrants for his arrest.
By Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org
The Obama administration announced Sept. 8 that it is putting Mohammed Deif and three other Palestinian terrorists on its “designated terrorists” list. That’s basically a slap on the wrist—for someone who should be subjected to U.S. prosecution, not U.S. name-calling.
Deif was trained in the art of bomb making by the infamous Hamas leader Yehya Ayyash, nicknamed “The Engineer.” When Ayyash was killed in 1995, Deif was chosen as his successor.