The Palestinian Mission to Berlin took down a pro-terror Facebook post after receiving a rare rebuke from Germany’s Foreign Ministry, Benjamin Weinthal reported for The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
The mission removed a Facebook post featuring the image of hijacker Leila Khaled, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terrorist organization. The picture was accompanied by a caption with the phrase, “Resistance is not terrorism.”
A spokesman for the Foreign Ministry explained, “We have made it clear to the Palestinian Mission that we need clarification on the Facebook post, and the glorification of terrorism and a glorification of Lufthansa kidnapper Leila Khaled are completely unacceptable.”
The rebuke of the Palestinian Mission came after Filipp Piatov, a reporter for the newspaper Bild, reported on the post praising Khaled.
Khaled was a member of a PFLP cell that hijacked TWA flight 840 in August 1969. She also participated in the attempted hijacking of an El Al flight a year later.
The rebuke issued by Foreign Ministry came just days after Germany decided to stop funding foreign organizations that promote anti-Semitism.
The PFLP has been designated as a terrorist organization by both the United States and the European Union.
In November of last year, Khaled, currently, a resident of Jordan, was barred from entering Italy due to an invalid visa, even though other European nations, including Germany, allowed her to enter. Khaled frequently travels advocating boycotts of Israel.
Khaled has been quoted as saying that for Palestinians, “negotiations will be held only with knives and weapons.”
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