Labour MP hopeful said she would celebrate deaths of Tony Blair and Benjamin Netanyahu

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A LABOUR MP hopeful said she would celebrate the deaths of Tony Blair and Benhamin Netanyahu in hate-filled social media posts.

Zarah Sultana, 26, a candidate for Coventry South, also supported violent resistance against Israel by Palestinians.

Zarah Sultana, 26, a candidate for Coventry South, also supported violent resistance against Israel by Palestinians

‘TRY AND STOP ME’

She made the explosive comments after arguing against the suggestion it was wrong to celebrate the death of any person regardless of what they did, the Jewish Chronicle reports.

The former Birmingham University student fumed: Try and stop me when the likes of Blair, Netanyahu and Bush die.

She added: The sooner they meet their creator the better. The concepts of justice and accountability dont truly exist in this life. Only in the next.

Ms Sultana is a paid Labour staffer and a West Midlands regional campaigner who was selected last week as an official candidate from a shortlist of just two.

Ms Sultana is a paid Labour staffer and a West Midlands regional campaigner who was selected last week as an official candidate from a shortlist of just two.

The current MP is Labours Jim Cunningham who has severed the constituency for 27 years since 1992.

She has also been an outspoken critic of Israel and is a parliamentary officer of MEND, a Muslim extremist group which has been accused of anti-Semitism.

Backing Palestinians attacking Israel, Ms Sultana wrote on Facebook: Best believe that was an error and I meant to write violent resistance. She then proceeded to use the hashtag #signsofanextremistMuslim in the same post.

On Israel she wrote: There will come a time in the near future where those (who) lobby for Israel feel the same shame and regret as South African apartheid supporters.

She added: It is not progressive to champion a state created through ethnic cleansing, sustained through occupation, apartheid and war crimes.

While in another social media post, she said: Those within the student movement who go to Zionist conferences and trips should be ashamed of themselves. Youre advocating racist ideology.

Ms Sultana has since come out for the comments and said they were written she was a young activist.

She told the Chronicle: Today I was shown tweets from a deleted account dating back several years from when I was a student.

“This was written out of frustration rather than any malice.

I was a young activist exasperated by endless cycles of global suffering, violence and needless killing resulting from decisions by political leaders, from the Iraq war to the killing of over 2,000 Palestinians in 2014, mostly civilians, which was condemned by the United Nations.

I do not support violence and I should not have articulated my anger in the manner I did, for which I apologise.”

The Labour Party has been approached for comment.

Ms Sultana has since apologised for her comments

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