(JTA) – A Palestinian-American student accused of planning to engage in terrorist activities waived his right to a court hearing.
Arwah Jaber of Fayetteville, Ark., is charged with planning to travel to the West Bank to engage in jihad against Israel. His attorney announced the waiver Tuesday.
Explaining to a professor why he couldn’t graduate on time, Jaber wrote, “I decided to take an honorable job in Palestine with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Organization to pursue a more noble cause freedom, justice and peace for the Palestinians and to fight the Israeli terrorism.”
Which fight against terrorism, of course, includes blowing up civilians on buses and in restaurants.