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Palestinian activist who hijacked planes to jet into Australia for a speech

Palestinian activist who hijacked planes to jet into Australia for a speech


  • Leila Khaled has been listed as a speaker at a keynote occasion
  • She is a member of the In style Entrance for the Liberation of Palestine
  • Ms Khaled was concerned in two airplane hijackings and helps Hamas

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A Palestinian ‘terrorist’ who hijacked two planes and labelled Hamas troopers answerable for the October 7 assaults as ‘freedom fighters’ may come to Australia.

Leila Khaled is listed as a keynote speaker at June’s Ecosocialism occasion in Perth which is hosted by the Socialist Alliance and Inexperienced Left media outlet.

Nevertheless, Jewish-Australian neighborhood members have referred to as for her to be barred from getting into Australia as a result of her sophisticated historical past as a outstanding member of the In style Entrance for the Liberation of Palestine.

The now aged girl remains to be a member of the extremist Marxist group which is understood for hijacking planes, assassinations and suicide bombings.

The PFLP is thought to be a terrorist organisation by america, the European Union and Canada whereas Australia has topic the group to monetary sanctions.

Leila Khaled (pictured) is listed as a keynote speaker at June's Ecosocialism event in Perth hosted by the Socialist Alliance and Green Left media outlet

Leila Khaled (pictured) is listed as a keynote speaker at June’s Ecosocialism occasion in Perth hosted by the Socialist Alliance and Inexperienced Left media outlet

The Australian Jewish Affiliation condemned Ms Khaled’s look at Ecosocialism in a tweet on Monday.

‘What an awesome illustration of the fusion of laborious left politics, radical “Palestinian” activism [and] terrorism, on this case plane hijacking,’ it mentioned.

The PFLP gained world infamy within the late Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies as a result of string of airline hijackings and bombings.

Ms Khaled was concerned in at the least two of the teams hijackings.

In 1969, she helped hijack Trans World Airways Flight 840 travelling from Rome, Italy, to Tel Aviv, Israel, because the group believed Israel’s ambassador to america was on board.

Nobody was injured within the assault however the hijackers blew-up the airplane’s nostril. 

Ms Khaled was concerned in a second hijacking one 12 months later when she tried to hijack El Al Flight 219 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to New York Metropolis, United States.

She, alongside one other co-hijacker, threatened to detonate grenades contained in the airplane if the pilot didn’t allow them to into the cockpit.

Gunshots had been fired and the airplane went right into a nosedive earlier than touchdown. 

The Sydney Morning Herald claims the Albanese Authorities has indicated it won’t enable Ms Khaled to enter Australia.

In a press release to Every day Mail Australia, a authorities spokesperson mentioned it ‘is conscious of this case’. 

‘The Migration Act is obvious. All folks making use of for visas, irrespective of the place they’re from, are required to endure safety checks – as has been the case underneath all governments,’ they mentioned.

‘The Authorities is unable to touch upon particular person circumstances.’

Organisers of Ecosocialism have said if Ms Khaled is denied entry to Australia, she is going to nonetheless be invited to talk on the convention by video chat.

The federal government spokesperson instructed Ms Khaled may face prosecution if she was discovered to be inciting terrorism in Australia, even when she speaks from one other nation.

‘It’s a felony offence to advocate terrorism [under] Part 80.2 of the Prison Code,’ they mentioned.

‘The offence of advocating terrorism can apply even the place the particular person is out of the country, supplied that the results of the conduct happens in Australia. As such, it may apply even when a person appeared on-line fairly than in particular person in Australia.

‘As well as, the Albanese Authorities’s Prohibited Symbols laws, which got here into impact final month, makes it a felony offence underneath Commonwealth legislation to glorify or praising acts of terrorism.’

Extra to return. 



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Written by bourbiza mohamed

Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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