Leila Khaled, one of the most notable revolutionaries of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) writes her memoirs and touches upon her political theories in her autobiography, “My People Shall Live.”
She is most well known for the hijacking of a TWA plane in 1968 in order to bring recognition to the suffering of her people, the Palestinians. Influenced heavily by leftist political theory and guerrilla revolutionaries like Che Guevara, Khaled sets down a stunning, and remarkable defense for her actions.
Underlying the entire work is the brutal truth about how the Palestinians were butchered, slaughtered, and dispossessed by Zionist settlers. Her logic asks the reader to consider how her hijacking can be a crime when her country was hijacked from her when she was a child?
We will be reading pps., 48-83, but also you can read as much or as little as you can!