Leila Khaled

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Leila Khaled (Arabic: ليلى خالد‎, Arabic pronunciation: [ˈlajla ˈxaːled] 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Leila Khaled has received more than 690,835 page views. Her biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Leila Khaled is the 156th most popular social activist (down from 150th in 2019), the 131st most popular biography from Israel (down from 122nd in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Leila Khaled ranks 156 out of 544Before her are Jacques Roux, Emilie Schindler, Jody Williams, Al-Mu'tazz, Balthasar Gérard, and Adolfo Pérez Esquivel. After her are Campaspe, Mangal Pandey, Eunus, Abbé Pierre, Maria Spiridonova, and Soh Jaipil.

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Among people born in 1944, Leila Khaled ranks 98Before her are Ren Zhengfei, Michael Nyman, Antonio Damasio, Karl Jenkins, Maria João Pires, and Askar Akayev. After her are Harold Ramis, Donna Haraway, Erwin Neher, Chico Buarque, Patrick Depailler, and Kiri Te Kanawa.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Leila Khaled ranks 131 out of 389Before her are Tzipi Livni (1958), Canaan (null), Frederick VI, Duke of Swabia (1167), Zephaniah (null), Maria of Montferrat (1192), and Al-Afdal Shahanshah (1066). After her are Al-Maqdisi (945), Benny Gantz (1959), Yigal Allon (1918), Ali Hassan Salameh (1940), Yigael Yadin (1917), and David Grossman (1954).


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