Syrian MP’s tweet wishes death upon 7-year-old Bana, calls her ‘little witch’

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Syrian MP Fares Shehabi called for the death of Aleppo’s 7-year-old Bana Alabed, even calling her as a “little witch,” Turkish Daily Sabah reported.

Alabed shot to fame after becoming the voice of the besieged people in Aleppo during the bombardment of the city.


According to the Turkish news site, Shehabi tweeted on Monday, in reply to an old tweet by Alabed: “Dear world, it [i]s better this little witch die[s] before she starts with her sponsors WW3..!”


The Syrian lawmaker than apparently deleted the tweet after coming under fire from social media users.

The young Syrian girl who has fled from Aleppo along with 100,000 people used to report through social media the situation of the people who were being targeted by Assad’s forces and his allies.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hosted the 7-year-old icon and her family at the presidential palace in December.

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