Graffiti of Palestinian hijacker Leila Khaled found spray-painted at Rutgers University

The image depicts Leila Khaled holding a machine gun.

Matt Trapani

Apr 20, 2024, 2:31 AM

Updated 30 days ago

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There is a concern at Rutgers University about images spray-painted on several places around the New Brunswick campus this week.
The image depicts Leila Khaled holding a machine gun. Khaled hijacked two planes in 1969 and 1970 as part of the group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is a United States-designated terrorist group. She has also justified the Oct. 7 Hamas attack.
"Obviously, very troubling. Leila Khaled is a convicted terrorist. And to lift her up as somebody to idolize is meant to terrorize people,” says Scott Richman, head of the New York/New Jersey Anti-Defamation League.
Rutgers University is part of a federal probe into the rise of antisemitism on college campuses.


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