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UPDATE: Turkish Lawmaker Who Collapsed After Saying Israel Would “Suffer The Wrath Of Allah” Passes Away

A Turkish lawmaker who collapsed onto the floor of Parliament and suffered cardiac arrest moments after saying Israel would “suffer the wrath of Allah” has passed away.

“Hasan Bitmez, 53, fell to the ground behind the podium while addressing the Grand Assembly of the Turkish National Assembly,” 100 Percent Fed Up noted Tuesday.

[WATCH] Turkish Lawmaker Collapses And Goes Into Cardiac Arrest After Saying Israel Would “Suffer The Wrath Of Allah”

Collin Rugg writes:

Turkish lawmaker Hasan Bitmez collapses from a heart attack just seconds after saying Israel would “suffer the wrath of Allah.”

The 53-year old lawmaker collapsed after giving his speech in the General Assembly Hall in Ankara, the Capital of Turkey.

“We can perhaps hide from our conscience but not from history… Israel will suffer the wrath of Allah,” he said seconds before collapsing.

Bitmez is reportedly in “critical condition” after he became “disturbed” during his speech.


Reuters reports:

An opposition Turkish lawmaker died on Thursday, two days after suffering a heart attack and collapsing in front of parliament as he finished a speech criticising the government’s policy toward Israel.

Hasan Bitmez, 54, a member of parliament from the opposition Felicity (Saadet) Party, died in Ankara City Hospital, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca told reporters in televised remarks.

A graduate of Cairo’s Al Azhar University, Bitmez was the chairman of the Centre for Islamic Union Research and had previously worked for Islamic non-governmental organisations, his parliament biography shows.

He was married and a father of one.

Parliament’s official broadcast showed Bitmez collapsing to the floor after having been standing at the podium before the general assembly on Tuesday.

He had been criticising President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party (AKP) over Turkey’s ongoing trade with Israel despite the war in Gaza, and despite the government’s sharp rhetorical criticism of Israel’s military bombardment.

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