This is obscene, but it’s what we’ve come to expect from the EU. After all the horrors of WWII, maybe they could be a bit more sensitive to Jew-hatred and terrorism.
A woman who hijacked two aircraft in Europe of behalf of a Palestinian terrorist group almost half a century ago was feted as an invited guest at a European Parliament event on Tuesday evening, despite the fact her group is on the European Union’s terrorist list.
Leila Khaled, a member of the political bureau of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), took part in an event in Brussels entitled “The Role of Women in the Palestinian Popular Resistance,” organized by a left-wing parliamentary group….
Earlier on Tuesday, the American Jewish Committee’s Brussels-based Transatlantic Institute called on the parliament’s president to prevent Khaled’s entry.
“It is an utter disgrace that a convicted terrorist is given a platform in the European Parliament to spew her hateful message,” said the institute’s director, Daniel Schwammenthal.
“It would be a sad irony if parliament, only days after crucially setting up a special committee on terrorism, were to welcome and lionize as a ‘resistance fighter’ a convicted terrorist who was captured in 1970 while hijacking a commercial airplane,” he said….
In August 1969, Khaled and another PFLP terrorist hijacked a TWA flight en route from Rome to Athens and Tel Aviv, diverting it to Damascus where they blew up the Boeing 707’s nose section.
The Syrian government arrested the hijackers but released them without charge two months later. Syria also held two Israeli passengers for several months before freeing them in return for Syrian and Egyptian prisoners of war held by Israel….