This February support BDS South Africa and dine with the remarkable living legend, Leila Khaled. Khaled has been dubbed “the poster girl of the Palestinian struggle”.
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Leila Khaled’s image flashed across the world after she hijacked a passenger jet in 1969 and made world history by becoming the first woman to hijack an airplane. The picture of a young, determined looking woman with a checkered kuffiyah scarf, clutching an AK-47, was as era-defining as that of Che Guevara, Ruth First and other political figures from our recent past. Click here for a Guardian Newspaper interview with Leila Khaled: http//www.theguardian.com/world/2001/jan/26/israel
Friday, 6 February 2015
Thursday, 12 February 2015
“I have learned that a woman can be a fighter, a freedom fighter, a political activist, and that she can fall in love, and be loved, she can be married, have children, be a mother.”
– Leila Khaled a wife, mother, plane hijacker and Palestinian freedom fighter.