Palestinian hijacker compares IS to Jewish extremists

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Palestinian two-time plane hijacker Leila Khaled condemned Friday the burning to death of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State group, erroneously comparing it to the murder of an Arab teenager by Jewish extremists last summer.

“Those people who burned him are the same as the Israelis that burned Muhammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem,” Khaled said in South Africa, making a reference to the Palestinian teenager kidnapped and burned alive in east Jerusalem in July last year by three Jewish extremists charged with murder.

The attack was allegedly in response to the June kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers by a terror cell linked to Hamas in the West Bank…