Leila Khaled

Calls for Sandton Drive to be renamed after Leila Khaled

Palestine solidarity activists plan to protest outside the Johannesburg City Council on Friday to call for the renaming of Sandton Drive after Palestinian resistance icon Leila Khaled. In 2018 the Johannesburg City Council adopted a motion to rename Sandton Drive after Khaled, dubbed “the poster girl of the Palestinian struggle”.[…]

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Power in resistance: Khaled

“When a people are oppressed, they should resist with all of the resources available to them.” These were the words of famous Palestinian freedom fighter Leila Khaled addressing journalists at a press conference in Spin Street, as part of the Cape Town leg of her South African tour. Khaled and[…]

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Leila Khaled to be guest at SONA

Despite stern criticism from Zionist supporters, Palestinian icon Leila Khaled will attend the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA) by President Jacob Zuma. Leila Khaled will be accompanied by a senior leader of BDS South Africa to SONA. The State of the Nation Address will take place in Cape[…]

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Fearless Leila Khaled longs for home

Famed, and to some infamous, Palestinian liberation activist Leila Khaled on Friday landed in Johannesburg for a week of engagements in South Africa. Invited by the South African Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, Khaled will visit cities countrywide to rally for solidarity with Palestine and raise funds for the South[…]

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Leila Khaled arrives in SA

Palestinian struggle fighter Leila Khaled was met with chanting and applause as she arrived at OR Tambo international airport on Friday for the start of her SA tour. She was given a warm welcome by anti-apartheid stalwart Ahmed Kathrada and Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. A crowd of ANC Women’s[…]

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Leila Khaled to visit SA

Famed Palestinian liberation fighter, Leila Khaled, is due to tour South Africa from the 7th to the 13th February 2015. She will be hosted by the Al-Quds Foundation of South Africa and Youth for al-Quds, in collaboration with the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC), and Boycott Divestment Sanctions South Africa (BDS).[…]

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