bonjour-habibti:

At the age of 25, Leila Khaled gained worldwide  notoriety for hijacking planes to bring attention to the plight of  Palestinians whose land had been stolen and settled by Zionists. In  1969, armed with handguns and grenades, under the direction of the  Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Leila became the  first woman to ever hijack a plane.
She commandeered a flight from Rome  bound for Athens and demanded that the pilot fly over her birthplace,  Haifa, where her family was forced from their home by Zionist Israeli  settlers. No flight personnel or passengers were injured, but the plane  was blown up.
She still rejects any charges of  terrorism leveled at her, explaining in a recent interview, “There is a  difference between terrorism and armed struggle. Palestinians have the  right under international law, to struggle by all means, including armed  struggle.”

bonjour-habibti:

At the age of 25, Leila Khaled gained worldwide notoriety for hijacking planes to bring attention to the plight of Palestinians whose land had been stolen and settled by Zionists. In 1969, armed with handguns and grenades, under the direction of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Leila became the first woman to ever hijack a plane.

She commandeered a flight from Rome bound for Athens and demanded that the pilot fly over her birthplace, Haifa, where her family was forced from their home by Zionist Israeli settlers. No flight personnel or passengers were injured, but the plane was blown up.

She still rejects any charges of terrorism leveled at her, explaining in a recent interview, “There is a difference between terrorism and armed struggle. Palestinians have the right under international law, to struggle by all means, including armed struggle.”

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