Leila Khaled congratulates JRA founder Shigenobu on her freedom
Leila Khaled congratulates Fusako Shigenobu on her freedom, conveying to her the PFLP's pride in the Japanese pro-Palestinian activist struggle.
Member of the General Central Committee of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), Leila Khaled, phone called Fusako Shigenobu, the founder of the Japanese Red Army (JRA), who was freed from Japanese prisons after 22 years of detention.
During the phone call, Khaled congratulated Shigenobu on her liberation, conveying to her the PFLP's pride in the Japanese pro-Palestinian activist struggle.
On her part, Shigenobu sent her warm greetings to all the comrades in the PFLP, while praising Khaled's phone call.
It is noteworthy that the PFLP had congratulated Shigenobu on her freedom following two decades of imprisonment.
In a statement, the Front stressed that the Palestinian people will never forget the sacrifices of this freedom fighter and her comrades in the Japanese Red Army for Palestine and the cause.
The PFLP indicated that the fighters' revolutionary and humane principles, as well as their anti-imperialist sentiment, led them to join the Front's ranks and fight alongside its freedom fighters.
The organization also hailed the JRA for the Al-Lydd Airport operation conducted in 1972.
Shigenobu, 76, was released after spending over two decades behind bars in Japan over allegations of having a hand in the siege imposed on the French Embassy in The Hague in 1974.