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California - San Diego State Center Apologizes For Photo Of Palestinian Terrorist

Published on: May 21, 2019 09:00 PM
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San Diego - The Women’s Resource Center at San Diego State University has apologized for including on its weekly newsletter an image of a female Palestinian terrorist holding a gun.

The image was part of the May 8 newsletter sent to the center’s email list, according to the university’s student newspaper, The Daily Aztec. The apology was sent May 14 in a campus-wide email, according to the report.

The photo was of Leila Khaled, a leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine terrorist group, and included the text “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free,” a Palestinian slogan laying claim to all of present-day Israel, with no other supporting text. It was featured alongside photos advertising campus events.

“The image and its implied framing are harmful and hateful toward members of our Jewish community and counter to our values of encouraging and promoting a safe, supportive and inclusive environment,” the center said in its apology, which asked forgiveness for any “disrespect” that may have been experienced by the Jewish community.

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Khaled was arrested in 1970 by Israeli sky marshals while carrying two grenades in an attempt to hijack an El Al flight from Amsterdam with a partner, whom the security officers killed. British authorities released her in exchange for hostages from another hijacking a month after her arrest. She had already hijacked an American passenger plane in 1969, landing it in Damascus.

The university posted a statement about the incident on Twitter.

“The image and its implied framing are harmful and hateful toward members of our Jewish community and counter to our values of encouraging and promoting a safe, supportive and inclusive environment,” it said. “Since becoming aware of the concerning image, the university has imposed additional protocols with center staff to help ensure that this does not occur in the future.”



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 May 21, 2019 at 10:29 PM Democrats are anti Israel scum Says:

Leftist democrats love Jew hating terrorist scum

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 May 21, 2019 at 11:42 PM Aguttenshabbos Says:

They are so full of it. They put the picture up for as long as they could get away with it before the public outcry, and then they apologize for it. Bunch of low lives.

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 May 22, 2019 at 12:11 PM Howie18 Says:

Yes, there was an apology ,but the damage was already done.,
1) Was the person who was in charge disciplined?
2) Were there ANY ramifications ?
It's easy to print wrong, misleading or hateful information and then issue an apology or retraction, but the hate and Anti-Semitism is out there and strong.
WHAT ARE WE JEWS DOING ABOUT IT ?
I say - NEVER AGAIN ! NEVER AGAIN ! but wWE have to take action
Protests, demonstartions, and a show of force !!
When Jews are attacked, Jews need to take NEKAMAH

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 May 22, 2019 at 05:56 PM Anonymous Says:

I'd like to refresh everyone's memory, regarding this hijacking, which took place, in September, 1970. To this date, it has never been satisfactorily explained how two terrorists managed to board an El Al plane, with guns and grenades, since El Al had already increased security on their airliners by that time. This was the only mid-air hijacking, in history which was successfully stopped by the pilot. He placed his 707 in a steep dive, and the hijackers were knocked off their feet. One of the Israeli sky marshalls shot it out with the terrorists, and killed the male accomplice of Leila Khaled. Her grenade failed to detonate. The Israeli sky marshall who killed the terrorist managed to get off the plane, before Scotland Yard arrived, and was able to get onto another El Al plane, at Heathrow Airport. When Scotland Yard came onboard, they questioned the Captain repeatedly, but he told them that he didn't know who killed one of the hijackers. In any event, the spineless Brits freed Leila Khaled, when Palestinian terrorists hijacked several other planes, and took them to the desert in Jordan. Later, they blew up all three planes. The passengers had previously been evacuated.

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