1597 Palestinian martyrs in Syria since the start of the revolution

[ PIC 01/10/2013 – 06:35 PM ]


DAMASCUS, (PIC)– The Working Group for Palestinians in Syria said that 1597 Palestinians were killed in Syria since the outbreak of the revolution, most recently was the killing of eight Palestinians between 21 and 27 September.

In its statement issued on Tuesday, the group said that three Palestinians died under torture in Syrian regime’s detention centers and another one was killed after being injured in shelling in Khan Sheikh Refugee camp.

Four other Palestinians were killed, including two from Draa refugee camp after it was bombed on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Yarmouk Refugee Camp has been subjected to heavy shelling leading to several injuries among the refugees, while no casualties were reported during the shelling of Khan Sheikh camp.

The group pointed out to the difficult humanitarian situation experienced in the Palestinian refugee camps in Syria due to the continued blockade imposed by the Syrian regime and elements of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command.

The Working Group also noted that Yarmuk camp’s siege has been imposed for three months, during which the Syrian regime forces, stationed at the camp’s entrances, have been preventing the entry of food and medicine supplies.

Palestinians living in Sbina, Husseinia and Draa refugee camps are also suffering the same humanitarian situation, while Neirab camp has been deprived of electricity supply for more than a year in addition to food and drug shortages.

Handarat refugee camp has been also experiencing power cutss for several hours on a daily basis, and continued siege by the Free Army Forces, the statement continued.

Regarding the arrests, the Working Group said that the Syrian regime forces have arrested two Palestinians including a minor during September, while released another Palestinian after being arrested one year ago from his workplace.

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