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Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled to speak at European Parliament event

- September 27, 2017


BRUSSELS (JTA) — Leila Khaled, a Palestinian woman who was convicted of terrorism and advocates violence against Israelis, is slated to speak at the European Parliament about women’s rights.

Khaled, who was invited Tuesday to Brussels to speak by lawmakers representing the far-left Izquierda Unida party from Spain, was arrested in 1970 by Israeli sky marshals while carrying two grenades in an attempt to hijack an El Al flight from Amsterdam with a partner, whom the security officers killed. British authorities released her in exchange for hostages from another hijacking a month after her arrest.

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