Leila Khaled - Leila Khaled Position: First Secretary of...

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Leila Khaled Position : First Secretary of the PFLP’s Palestinian Popular Women’s Committees (PPWC). Background: Khaled was born on April 13, 1948, in Haifa, Palestine. She left Haifa at age four when her family fled the Israeli occupation and lived in impoverished exile in a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) refugee camp in Sour, Lebanon. By age eight, she had become politically aware of the Palestinian plight. Inspired by a Palestinian revolutionary of the 1930s, Izz Edeen Kassam, she decided to become a revolutionary “in order to liberate my people and myself.” The years 1956-59 were her period of political apprenticeship as an activist of the Arab Nationalist Movement (ANM). By the summer of 1962, she was struggling to cope with national, social, class, and 74 sexual oppression but, thanks to her brother’s financial support, finally succeeded in attending the American University of Beirut (AUB) in 1962-63, where she scored the second highest average on the AUB entrance exam. While an AUB student, Khaled received what she refers to as her “real education” in the lecture hall of the Arab Cultural Club (ACC) and in the ranks of the ANM and the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS). Her “intellectual companion”at AUB was her American roommate, with whom she would have heated political arguments. In the spring of 1963, Khaled was admitted into the ANM’s first paramilitary contingent of university students and was active in ANM underground activities. For lack of funding, she was unable to continue her
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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Leila Khaled - Leila Khaled Position: First Secretary of...

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