Group: 3 Palestinian refugees killed in Syria

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Maan News Agency | July 24, 2013


193668_345x230[1]BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — Three Palestinians were killed during clashes in Syria’s ongoing conflict on Tuesday, a Palestinian group said.

Firas Abu al-Hasan, Muhammad Abdul-Ghani al-Nasser, and Basil al-Umari were killed in Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus as Syrian regime forces clashed with rebels, the Taskforce for Palestinians in Syria said.

Yarmouk camp came under heavy shelling on Tuesday from the Syrian army, with warplanes also hovering over the camp, the group said.

Handarat refugee camp in Aleppo was bombed overnight Tuesday, with no injuries reported. In Homs, Rami Kamil was arrested by the Syrian army while returning home to al-Aedin camp.

Palestinian officials insist that refugees in Syria are not involved in the deadly war rocking the country, citing security concerns for the vulnerable refugee population if they are perceived to take sides.

But Syria’s uprising has split Palestinian loyalties, with many ordinary Palestinians sympathetic to the uprising by their fellow Sunnis, and others recalling the Syrian government’s long-support for Palestinians.

In March, the Action Group for Palestinians of Syria said that over 1,377 Palestinians had been killed in the ongoing Syria conflict, with that number thought to have increased significantly since then.


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