Syrian host dubbed ‘millionaire godmother negotiator’ by displacing civilians

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Keenanah Houwaijah is a name which will be remembered for decades in the minds of displaced Syrians who blame her as being the “Godmother and architect” of deals that have displaced many of them, while getting paid at least one million dollars for doing so.

Though her day job consists of being a television presenter on one of the pro-Syrian regime channels, Houwaijah was seen mediating between Russian military personnel and armed factions in Daraa in southern Syria, negotiating a deal for forced internal exodus and displacement of Syrian civilians.

Until now, no one can explain why Bashar al-Assad’s regime has chosen this woman who works in television to negotiate on their behalf with the Syrian opposition.

In a video which went viral on social media, she was seen with a headscarf negotiating deals, surrounded by Russian military personnel, although she usually appears on television without wearing one.