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LEBANESE actor Soha Kikano sparked outcry at the weekend after she said that Palestinians should be burned in “Hitler’s ovens.”
She made the comments on Twitter while responding to protests by Palestinians in Lebanon against government legislation that restricts their working rights.
She tweeted: “The Palestinians in Sidon are protesting against the decisions of the labour minister. May they get blinded,” before suggesting that measures are needed to “get rid” of them.
The star of Lebanese soap opera Ajyal (Generations) suggested a number of such methods, including burning them in “Hitler’s ovens.”
Ms Kikano described Palestinians as being “unleashed like monsters” and claimed that “they want to work without laws.”
Her remarks triggered an angry response with calls for her to be prosecuted led by Lebanese journalist Hisham Haddad.
Mr Haddad demanded action from the country’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil and pointed out that Ms Kikano is also a member of the minister’s Free Patriotic Party.
The offensive tweet has now been deleted but users have since circulated screenshots of it on the social media platform.
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