Palestinian Liberation Front veteran Leila Khaled speaks as she attends a press conference upon her arrival at the O.R. Tambo international Airport, on February 6, 2015, in Johannesburg. AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA
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Palestinian resistance veteran and two-time plane hijacker Leila Khaled condemned Friday the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS, calling the act "terrorism".Moaz al-Kassasbeh was captured by ISIS in December after his F-16 crashed in Syria while on a mission for the U.S.-led coalition against the Sunni extremist militia.Now 70 and living in Jordan, Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) member Khaled hijacked a Trans World Airlines flight from Rome to Athens in August 1969, and an El Al plane from Amsterdam to New York in September 1970 .However, the British government released Khaled a month later in a hostage swap.
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