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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 797,103 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Leila Khaled is the 128th most popular social activist (up from 156th in 2019), the 115th most popular biography from Israel (up from 130th in 2019) and the most popular Israeli Social Activist.

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  • 33

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Among social activists, Leila Khaled ranks 128 out of 538Before her are Alexander Parvus, Meng Huo, Gerda Christian, John Brown, Mangal Pandey, and Sergey Nechayev. After her are Frederick Douglass, Death of Marilyn Monroe, Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester, Klaus Störtebeker, Mairead Maguire, and Betty Ford.

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Among people born in 1944, Leila Khaled ranks 84Before her are Thein Sein, Gérard Mourou, Donna Haraway, Askar Akayev, Killing of Peter Fechter, and Bernard Hill. After her are Claudia Mori, Sondra Locke, Mairead Maguire, Antonio Damasio, Charles Sobhraj, and Tahar Ben Jelloun.

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In Israel

Among people born in Israel, Leila Khaled ranks 115 out of 430Before her are Aaron Ciechanover (1947), George Habash (1926), Nahum (-600), Simeon of Jerusalem (100), Yitzhak Navon (1921), and Shimon bar Yochai (1). After her are Yuval Noah Harari (1976), Judah ha-Nasi (135), Al-Maqdisi (945), Barak (null), David Grossman (1954), and Arieh Warshel (1940).


Among social activists born in Israel, Leila Khaled ranks 1