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Khaled at the Beirut International Forum for Resistance, Anti-Imperialism, Solidarity between Peoples, and Alternatives, 2009
|Born||April 9, 1944
|Organization||Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine|
|Known for||Pro Palestinian militancy|
|Movement||Arab Nationalist Movement|
Leila Khaled (Arabic: ليلى خالدcode: ar is deprecated born April 9, 1944) is a Palestinian refugee and member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Khaled came to public attention for her role in the TWA Flight 840 hijacking in 1969 and one of the four simultaneous Dawson's Field hijackings the following year as part of the campaign of Black September in Jordan. The first woman to hijack an airplane, she was later released in a prisoner exchange for civilian hostages kidnapped by other PFLP members.
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